Pancakes are Flipped to Help Youth Literacy

By KBJR News 1

December 11, 2010 Updated Dec 11, 2010 at 7:22 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's Newscenter) ---The smell of syrup filled the air of the Cooper Top Church this morning.
Around 350 people were fed at the 38th Annual pancake breakfast.

The event, put on by the Port of Duluth Kiwanis Club, raised over $2,000.

The money will go toward helping youth literacy, more specifically, the Duluth Public Library's Kaleidoscope program.

The Kiwanis club flipped 5–tubs of pancake batter, 80 pounds of sausage and went through 18 gallons of juice and milk.

The most popular at the breakfast were Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause.

"Ms. Clause goes around to all the tables and encourages children to go visit her husband on stage, and then he gives them a book home to read, said Monte Whittmann of the Kiwanis Club. "They also take home what they wish for Christmas."

Students from St. Scholastica College and Central and Denfeld high school were among those who volunteered at the breakfast.

Written and posted to the web:Jennifer Walch