Pancake supper a sweet treat for community

By Jenn Watt

Published March 12 2019

A lineup formed along the wall of the Legion hall on Tuesday evening as the room filled with diners hungry and ready for a plate of pancakes sausage and fresh fruit. From the far corner members of St. George’s Choir sang “You Are My Sunshine” accompanied by Bill Gliddon on keyboard as dozens of volunteers hurried around the room picking up plates clearing spaces and doling out bowls of ice cream.

Everyone seemed to be smiling busy volunteers included as they fed more than 390 guests who came in for the 80th annual St. George’s Anglican Church Pancake Supper.

For the last several years the church has decided to make the dinner a community fundraiser choosing a charity to benefit from donations. This year Volunteer Dental Outreach for Haliburton County was chosen and received about $3300.

VDO volunteers Lisa Kerr and Brigitte Gebauer staffed a table at the entrance of the room handing out information to anyone looking to learn more. Since its founding in 2010 the charity has provided more than $2.5 million in free dental assistance during 7268 appointments to 850 Haliburton County residents.

Kerr said VDO was honoured to be chosen this year and didn’t know they were up for consideration until they were contacted by Louise Sisson.

“It was a surprise. A lovely surprise” she said.