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A steady stream of people including seniors, adults and children streamed into the Valley City Rotary Clubâ€™s annual Pancake Dinner Tuesday evening at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.
After diners were initially served a meal of pancakes, sausages, syrup, and a choice of coffee, water or milk, Rotary Club members went table to table offering seconds to those who wanted more, along with pouring coffee.
The meal was served from 5 to 7 p.m.
â€śIt was very successful,â€ť said Dick Gulmon, a community affairs committee member of the Rotary and an organizer of the event.
â€śWe served about 400 people â€“ Usually we have from about 400 to 450 â€“ Iâ€™m very happy about it,â€ť Gulmon said.
Gulmon said strong participation from Rotary members help to make the even a good one. â€śWe always get great participation from the club. It takes everyone to make it a great success.â€ť
Gulmon said money raised by the event â€śhelp us fund the (Valley City State Universityâ€™s) V-$10,000 Scholarship.â€ť
Gulmon said the rotary much appreciates the VFW â€śallowing us to use the facility for supper. It (the Rotary Dinner) has been there the past number of years.â€ť
Gulmon specifically thanked Tom Martin, manager of the VFW Club.
Along with funding the scholarship, recent local donations from the Rotary include a $300 donation to the Barnes County Food Pantry, and a a $500 donation to the Barnes County Historical Society Museum, raised from the clubâ€™s annual wine and beer tasting event at the museum Oct. 16, 2012.
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations.