The Center Point Lions Club will hold its annual fundraising Pancake Supper on Saturday, Feb. 14, and residents across the Kerrville area are invited to take part.
The supper will be held 5-7 p.m. on Saturday in the Center Point High School cafeteria, 201 China St. The cafeteria is located behind the high school on 1st Street one block past China Street.
Tickets are $5 for adults and children under age 6 eat free. Tickets will be sold at the door.
This is an annual event. The club's first pancake supper was in 1977, and they grew their profit from $25 to about $1,000 in 2010. They also added a silent auction to increase their fundraising.
This is an all-you can eat event with pancakes, sausage, milk and coffee.
There is a silent auction with many items donated by businesses and including handmade arts, crafts and baked goods from local residents.
"Everyone works very hard to obtain quality items for the auction, thanks to all the businesses that graciously donate," said Linda Kaiser.
They hope to raise $3,500 or more, and all the profits go back into the community.
Last year the supper raised $1,100 and the auction raised an additional $2,300.
They used the funds to give two $1,000 scholarships; support the Texas Lions Camp for disabled children; sponsor three students in the international peace poster contest; donate to the North Pole Project to help needy children at Christmas; donate to the Christmas street light project; to help buy livestock projects sold at the Hill Country District Junior Livestock Show Association auction; and other needy projects.
This year, funds will be used for the same projects and, in addition, they plan to send one student to leadership camp this summer.
For more information, contact Kaiser at 634-3168; or email President Scott Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center Point Lions Club has been serving this community since 1949.
Many members are state certified in eye chart and hearing screening. They also are trained on the PediaVision Spot which screens for common vision issues that the eye chart screening cannot detect. They provide this service free of charge to local day care centers; help with Center Point School back-to-school programs and local health fairs.
The objectives of the Center Point Lions Club are to promote understanding among people; to promote good government and good citizenship; to take an active interest in the welfare of the community; to unite the club in the bond of friendship, fellowship, and mutual understanding; and, to provide a forum for the open discussion of matters of public interest.