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Lions pancake supper Thursday
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There’s nothing like breakfast for supper — for a good cause.

The Covington Lions Club will host its annual all-you-can-eat pancake supper fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Academy Springs Park, located at 3120 Conyers Street.

The menu includes blueberry, chocolate chips and regular pancakes, complete with maple syrup, Holyfield Sausage rounds, orange juice, milk and coffee.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 7.

Doreen Stallworth, the Lions’ district cabinet secretary, said the pancakes aren’t just good-eatin’. They’re also a good fundraiser.

“The Lions focus really on sight, hearing, diabetes, measles, river blindness, hunger (and) we engage the youth,” she said. “What we do in Covington is we have people who call us or email us and say ‘I need glasses,’ or my aunt or my grandmother (does), and we connect them with a local optometrist and we arrange for them to have an eye exam.”

The club also helps with the annual Covington Police Fuzz Run. It provides eye-screenings for free at various health fairs.

Plus, “the Lions are really the world’s largest civic organization,” she said, with 1.37 million members in 46,000 clubs in 208 countries. The club turns 100 in 2017.

The Covington club donates specifically to four Georgia organizations: the Georgia Lighthouse for the Blind in Chamblee, which provides glasses for $7; Lions Club International (which provides disaster relief worldwide), the Georgia Lions Camp for the blind in Waycross; and Leaderdogs, which provides guide dogs with thorough training. It costs $36,000 to train each dog.

The Covington club has three annual fundraisers: the pancake supper, a chicken barbecue in April; and a chili supper in February.

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