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 Stanton Lions Club Hosts Pancake Breakfast

May 2, 2004

If you have any questions about the Stanton Lions, Please contact David Parikh dave@stantonlions.com 

STANTON CA The Stanton Lions Club Hosted it's annual Pancake Breakfast Sunday May 2nd at the Stanton Boys and Girls Club Gym.  The Stanton Lions have been hosting the event longer than anyone can remember.

The concept behind the plan is simple.  Give people a good deal, and they come back.  For three dollars, you get an all-you-can-eat breakfast which includes: coffee, eggs, milk,  pancakes orange juice, sausages, and all the fixings.  Guests also had an opportunity to win a gift basket valued at over $75.00.  

The club considered increasing the price this year, but after hearing the objections of long-term Stanton Lions, that idea was shot down.  

The club can afford to keep the price down because every club member volunteers to work on the event, the space is donated, and virtually all of the supplies are donated by local businesses.

This year, the club raised over $1,000.00  which helps fund the club's Sight and Hearing Committee.  The committee makes donations charities that help the visually challenged, collects eyeglasses that are recycled and distributed to needy people in less-developed countries, and  helps pay for eye exams and prescriptions for needy people in the Stanton Area.

School children in need of glasses generally receive help from this program.  School nurses refer low income students who would have to do with out glasses.  In recent years, the club has also been helping seniors and un-insured adults.  

Stanton Lions President David Parikh said, "this year's pancake breakfast was great.  The whole community was involved: the Stanton Little League, the Boys and Girls Club, Church groups and Seniors.  Local businesses donated a lot of food, and city employees even came down on their day off.  This event has become a tradition in our community.  Everyone know the money goes to a good cause."

For more information, about the Stanton Lions contact Dave Parikh 714-846-1833 or dave@stantonlions.org .

 

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Jay, Betty, Isabelle, Rita and the gift basket at the Welcome Table

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Lion President David Parikh works the HOT grill.