A steady stream of people including seniors, adults and children streamed into the Valley City Rotary Club’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.
“It was very successful,” said Dick Gulmon, a community affairs committee member of the Rotary and an organizer of the event.
“We served about 400 people – Usually we have from about 400 to 450 – I’m very happy about it,” Gulmon said.
Gulmon said strong participation from Rotary members help to make the even a good one. “We always get great participation from the club. It takes everyone to make it a great success.”
Gulmon said money raised by the event “help us fund the (Valley City State University’s) V-$10,000 Scholarship.”
Gulmon said the rotary much appreciates the VFW “allowing us to use the facility for supper. It (the Rotary Dinner) has been there the past number of years.”
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 club’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.