Falls City Recreation will hold its 17th annual pancake feed from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, in the commons area of Falls City High School. Pancakes, sausage and drinks will be served.
A free will offering will be collected; all profits derived from the annual pancake feed, along with the business fund drive conducted in early summer, are FC Rec’s main public fundraisers for all programs, including baseball, softball, tee ball, swim team, swim lessons, soccer and flag football.
On an annual basis, it takes more than $36,000 to run those programs, which provide activities to approximately 1,300 young participants each year.
More than half the cost (55 percent) comes from registration dues, and the City of Falls City kicks in another 15 percent or so. The balance is acquired through donations made by the public and other civic, church and fraternal groups, as well as the local business community.
In addition to the annual program costs, Falls City Rec, in conjunction with the City of Falls City, undertakes the improvements and upkeep of the ball facilities at Fiedler Family Ball Complex. The soccer and flag football programs are in the spring and fall and these games will again be held on Thomas Field at Jug Brown Stadium.
“We thank Falls City Public Schools for the use of their facility,” Rec Board Member Kevin Malone said. “This is all made possible by the generosity of everyone that has made a donation of money or time to our program, all of which benefit the youth of the Falls City area.”
Those unable to attend the pancake feed Sunday can still make a donation to FC Rec at F&M Bank.
- MARGARET RICE
- MARY CAMPBELL