Oxford Kiwanis Club to host drive-through pancake fundraiser


George Hoxie photo by the Oxford Kiwanis

A Kiwanis Pancake Day is celebrated in the Oxford Municipal Building during the 1970s.

The Oxford Kiwanis Club, which has been hosting a pancake breakfast in Oxford for 65 years to raise money for its charitable works, will be flipping its flapjacks differently this year.

Originally scheduled for April, the pandemic prompted the postponement of the Pancake Day Celebration to Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Talawanda High School. However, COVID concerns over large indoor gatherings have prompted the Kiwanis to change this year’s event from breakfast in the cafeteria to a drive-through format, the club announced in a press release this week.

This event features pancakes to be provided as attendees remain in their vehicles in a drive-through format. As the Delta variant of COVID has evolved, the planning committee continues to be committed to good community health practices,” according to the release.

Tickets may be purchased in advance from any Kiwanian. Advance tickets are $6, while tickets at the door will be $7. Children under age 5 are free. Adult servings include four pancakes and two sausages and child servings are two pancakes and one sausage – all with milk, juice, butter, syrup, and utensils.

Proceeds from the event help fund the many children’s charities supported by the Kiwanis. The Kiwanis plan to host its 2022 Pancake Day with a traditional in-person breakfast in April of 2022.