The only soggy things were the syrupy flapjacks

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July 5, 2016 12:00 AM

Country Swing entertained the hungry morning crowd at the Community Canada Day Pancake Breakfast that was put on at the Legacy Centre by the Lloydminster and District Co-op.

It was a rainy Friday morning, but that didn’t stop the Community Canada Day Pancake Breakfast from going forward, as organizers moved the event indoors so folks could still fill their bellies without getting soggy.
The second annual event was put on by the Lloydminster and District Co-op with help from the Legacy Centre, who held the event and served up pancakes, sausages, coffee and juice to hungry patriotic celebrators.
“Hopefully next year it’s sunny out and we can have the thing outside,” said Carry Pollard, administrator and recreational coordinator at the Legacy Centre.
“We brought picnic tables over and had all the tables and chairs ready to put out there, but woke up this morning and it was raining.”
Despite the weather people still showed up for a bite to eat and to listen to Country Swing perform, with all the proceeds of the morning going toward the Pioneer Lodge expansion.
The pancake fundraiser helped out the museum last time around, bringing in roughly $500 in its inaugural year to be donated.
Pollard said because the Pioneer Lodge expansion is one of the newest projects in town, they made the choice to send the cash their way this year to help with the work.
“And because this is a senior centre a lot of the seniors have interests in that field, so we have a board of directors and they decided that that’s where we’d put the money this year,” she said.
Last year nearly 550 people showed up for the breakfast, eating about 1,200 pancakes and 1,650 sausages.
Raising funds, however, is more of a bonus, as the real reason the event started up last year was to carry on the tradition of the Weaver Park Pancake Breakfast, which Pollard said many seniors began to miss after it was discontinued.

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