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      Escanaba Kiwanis serve up pancakes

      At least 5,000 people traveled to Escanaba for some pancakes and more this weekend.

      It was the annual Kiwanis Pancake Days and Home and Garden Show. The weekend is a giant fundraiser for the Escanaba Noon Kiwanis Club. For more than 50 years they have been selling pancakes and sausage to raise money. This year the club made more than 8,000 pancakes and used more than 35 gallons of syrup. The nearly 60 vendors included nationally recognized Grillologists, Mad Dog and Merrill. Between the vendors and pancakes, organizer Mary Beth Miller reports the weekend was a huge success.

      "I was so worried because of the snow that pounded down on us the other day, but it has been great. The vendors have been happy, the pancakes have been selling like crazy, so we've been very, very blessed that it's turned out this well," said Miller.

      This year, the Escanaba Noon Kiwanis Club raised almost $20,000, every penny of which will be used to support the community.