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Tickets available for Sunflowers annual pancake dinner
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Last years Sunflower Diversified pancake dinner drew a crowd for the popular event. This years fundraiser is scheduled for Sept. 17. - photo by file photo

   It’s not just a chance to have breakfast for dinner – it’s an event, said Connie Oetken, director of development at Sunflower Diversified Services.

          Not only will participants enjoy food and entertainment, they will be supporting their neighbors with developmental disabilities and delays, Oetken explained.

          Sunflower’s annual pancake dinner is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Prince of Peace Parish Center, 4100 Broadway, Great Bend.

          “Chris Cakes and their pancake flipping are always popular with the crowd,” Oetken said. “DJ Cain also will return with his enthusiasm and ability to connect with everyone.

          “Most important,” she continued, “we are raising much-needed funds for infants, toddlers and adults with disabilities and delays. Every penny we collect remains in our local communities and directly helps local residents.”

          Tickets are now available for the all-you-can-eat, pancake-and- sausage dinner by calling 620-792-1325; each ticket is $5.

          The pancake feed is just part of the kick-off to Sunflower’s annual Sunrise Campaign; a Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee also has been scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 17.

          Proceeds from the campaign are used for children’s programs, as well as wheelchair modifications, communication devices, and help with medical and dental treatment.

          “These are a few of the items not covered by insurance or tax revenues,” Oetken commented. “There are many financial gaps to fill and this campaign helps us with at least some of them.”

          Sunflower, which got its start 49 years ago, serves people in Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush and Stafford counties. It is a non-profit agency.