With mild weekend weather helping the cause, fundraising pancake breakfasts in Bouton and Perry attracted large crowds Saturday morning.
The Bouton Betterment Committee served more than 350 people in three hours, according to committee member Linda Neville.
“We call ourselves the BBC,” Neville said, “and the money we raise goes to lots of things around town. We fund some of the fire department’s needs, and some of the money helps fix the streets and pays for flowers that we plant around town.”
Neville’s mother, Donna Neville, said she enjoyed the annual pancake event, and her great-granddaughter, Kylee Goering, 9, of St. Charles, Iowa, was also on hand to help serve juice and clear tables.
The Noah’s Ark Preschool at Trinity Lutheran Church in Perry also served a pancake breakfast Saturday morning, and Pastor Ken Bose said the crowd was steady all morning.
Linda Kirkman of Perry, assistant teacher at the preschool, served Mickey Mouse-shaped pancakes to the youngsters.
“This is a big help to the school,” Kirkman said as she flipped a Mickey. She said the fundraiser helps buy books and other supplies.
Pastor Dave Morfitt and his wife, Karen, said they came for the fellowship and stayed for the pancakes. Pastor Morfitt is the Chaplain at the Perry Lutheran Home.