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Kiwanis Club to keep pancake tradition alive with ready-to-cook bags

The Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville will kick off its centennial year during the 2020 North Carolina Apple Festival with a special "pancake breakfast to go" giveaway to members of the city’s workforce, Henderson County Rescue Squad and the community at large.

The Club has traditionally held a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on the Friday before Labor Day to kick off the annual Apple Festival in downtown Hendersonville, but in light of covid-19 restrictions the festival board called off the street fair and other downtown events. The Kiwanis Club decided to continue its commitment to kids and the community by offering a pre-packaged breakfast to go at no charge to the community.
“We had already planned to make the 2020 Pancake Breakfast available at no charge to the community who has supported our club throughout the years in honor of our 100th anniversary,” said immediate past president of the club Erika McGilley. “Once we realized having an in-person event would not be possible this year, we formed a committee to create something special that would honor our pancake tradition and serve as a fun project for kids and their families."
On Saturday, Sept. 5, Kiwanis Club members distribute the pre-assembled bags at the Hendersonville Farmers Market at the Historic Train Depot (650 Maple Street) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on the 400 block of Main Street in downtown Hendersonville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each bag will contain a package of Mimi’s Pancake Mix along with a recipe card, syrup packets, fresh apples and a children’s activity. The club will also be distributing bags to the festival’s many unsung heroes in appreciation of their ongoing commitment to the community and their many years of service to the NC Apple Festival.
For 100 years, the Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville has been a force in supporting the children and youth of Henderson County through services for the needy, building future leaders through scholarships and by providing support to organizations that conduct programs promoting youth development. For more information, visit or email