Pancakes in the Park

Shelton Pancakes in the Park will be held on Sunday, July 28 at Kneeland Park in downtown Shelton. A tradition for more than 60 years, more than 1,000 guests attend this fun, family-friendly event each summer.

Breakfast will be offered from 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Tickets are just $8 each and are good for 1 adult or 2 children under ten. In addition to the pancakes, scrambled eggs, meat, juice, and coffee service, live music will play for part of the morning, and the book van will be on site with free children's books!

All proceeds from Pancakes in the Park go to support local youth programs such as Key Club and Circle K, recreational sports and extracurricular program sponsorships, POWER Up and Terrific Kids student recognition, scholarship opportunities for graduating High School seniors, city parks, and much more.

Do you know about the pieces on pancakes?

    The first year pancakes, waffles, a selection of ham and/or bacon and eggs any way you wanted them were offered. They had so much trouble with power and keeping up the menu was quickly streamlined.

    Our novel pancake machine was built in 1955 by volunteer labor with material donated by ITT Rayonier Laboratory.

    Until the 1990s, the club used the metal flatware and cooked eggs in large aluminum pans which all had to be washed by hand. You can imagine the size of the dishwashing crew!

    Breakfast fixings were prepared at one of the local grade schools for more than 30 years. The school principal and Kiwanians would cook ham, make coffee, the drive it to the park.

    Event advertising gimmicks of the past were priceless. Kiwanians stopped a working train on Railroad Avenue to serve pancakes (stopping traffic in the process), used cement trucks to "hold the batter", and even tossed paper plates with event details from an airplane!

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one community at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Shelton, Washington has been serving Mason County since 1924 and provides support to a variety of community efforts, particularly focusing on youth and education programs.

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Who We Are

The Kiwanis Club of Shelton has been serving it's community since 1924 following sponsorship by the Olympia Club. Since that time, members have been active in the community serving "Pancakes in the Park" for over 60 years, awarding numerous scholarships to college, trade schools and the Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Camp.

Shelton Kiwanians have been keeping things clean by participating in the Washington Adopt-A-Highway Program for more than 20 years. The Club takes part in the Oysterfest seafood festival each year and is active with city parks and the recent establishment of Shelton's first community garden, Catalyst Park.

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We welcome Kiwanians and prospective members to join us for great food and fellowship.

Tuesdays at noon
Xinh's Clam and Oyster House
Third and Railroad
Downtown Shelton

Questions: Call Dawn Pannell, Secretary at (360) 426-0512

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
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