The Pawhuska Lions Club hosted its annual pancake breakfast last Saturday to a continual stream of hungry customers. Guests were treated to an all-you-can-eat breakfast with homemade pancakes, sausage or ham. The event also marked the last official function to be held at the Pawhuska Senior Citizens, which is closing because of declining attendance and lack of funding.
In addition to the breakfast, guests had an opportunity to win a $300 Visa gift card, which was awarded to Eric Severns. Proceeds from the event will be funneled back into the community.
According to Lions’ spokesperson Danny Ferguson, the Pawhuska Lions sponsor two $500 scholarships for high school seniors, a Boys State Delegate, contribute to the Sheriff’s drug safety program as well as a number of charities, including Christ’s Cupboard and the Ministerial Alliance.
Internationally, Lions donate to fire and safety education programs for children, Boy’s Ranch activities (especially during the holidays) and the "White Cane Project" spearheaded by Oklahoma’s Cornea Bank. They also provide funding for Lions International "Make Promises Happen" program which enables blind children an opportunity to attend a summer camp especially designed for them.
Founded in 1917, Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with 1.3 million members in 200 countries. Lions are best known for fighting blindness, and collecting and recycling eye glasses.