Kiwanis Pancake Day is May 1 in Jamestown

Funds raised benefit the community.

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Kiwanis members Joyce and Don Bentz volunteer for the club's annual Pancake Day fundraiser. This year's fundraiser is on May 1.
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With the help of the community, Jamestown Kiwanis has packaged more than 1 million meals for hungry families, rang bells for Salvation Army, supported student scholarships and delivered gifts to families in need at Christmas.

“Kids need Kiwanis, especially when gas and grocery prices are spiking,” said Jamestown Kiwanis President Hayley Wolf. “And Kiwanis needs the community’s support.”

To help finance its service projects, Jamestown Kiwanis holds its Pancake Day fundraiser once a year. The club raised about $9,500 in 2022.

“More than ever, we hope the community will support this cause and give back to organizations that really need it,” said Kiwanis Pancake Day Co-Chair Toni Wegenast. “Kiwanis Pancake Day is a great way to connect with friends with family and also support area nonprofits.”

Again this year, Hugo’s Family Marketplace is sponsoring the event. That means every dollar raised is returned to the community, Wegenast said.


This year’s Pancake Day is set for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, May 1, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, $25 for families and preschool and under are admitted free.

“Our mission is children,” Wolf said. “Offering this event ensures they have the support they need.”

Other projects Kiwanis help includes:

  • purchasing snacks and hygiene products for the homeless in Jamestown
  • providing scholarships to Jamestown High School students
  • delivering Meals on Wheels
  • cleaning Camp Rokiwan (with the help of Jamestown Rotary)
  • coordinate annual blood drive

The 40 or so members of Kiwanis meet each Monday at noon. A satellite group also meets once monthly in the evening. New members are always welcome. To purchase tickets, or to learn more about Kiwanis contact any Kiwanis member, email

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