Falls City Recreation will host its 15th annual pancake feed on Sunday, Feb. 23, in the commons area at Falls City High School.
A free will offering will be accepted. Pancakes, sausage and drinks will be served from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The pancake feed replaces the door-to-door residential collection that Falls City Recreation used to conduct. Profits from the event, along with the business fund drive done in early summer, are the main public fundraisers for Recreation programs.
On an annual basis, more than $30,000 is needed to operate current Rec programs, which consist of girls’ softball leagues, boys’ baseball leagues, a T-ball league for 4-6 year-olds, swim team and Red Cross swim lessons, a soccer program in the spring and a fall boys’ flag football league.
These various programs generally have over 1,300 participants each year. Of the cost to run the programs, approximately 50 percent comes from participant registrations, with the City of Falls City providing approximately 15 percent. The balance comes from donations by the public and other civic, church and fraternal groups and the local business community, along with other fundraising events that FC Recreation undertakes.
In addition to the annual program costs, FC Rec, in conjunction with the City of Falls City, undertakes the improvements and upkeep of the ball facilities. The soccer and flag football programs are in the spring and fall and these games will again be played on Thomas Field. This is all made possible by the generosity of everyone that has made a donation of money or time to Recreation programs, all benefiting the youth of the Falls City area.
Those unable to attend but are interested in making a donation can drop it off or mail it to F&M Bank in Falls City.