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Sunflower Diversified Services supporters Jane Isern and John Cross volunteer at the non-profit agencys pancake dinner last year in this file photo. This years fundraiser is scheduled for Sept. 15. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

  The flipping of the cakes is on the agenda again this year to benefit people with developmental disabilities and delays who rely on Sunflower Diversified Services.

            Sunflower’s annual pancake dinner is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Prince of Peace Parish Center, 4100 Broadway, Great Bend.

            Tickets are now available for the all-you-can-eat, pancake-and- sausage dinner. Each ticket is $5 and may be purchased in advance or at the door.

            “Chris Cakes and their pancake flipping are always popular with the crowd,” said Connie Oetken, Sunflower director of development. “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.”

            The pancake feed is just part of the kick-off to Sunflower’s annual Sunrise Campaign; a Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee has been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. the same day as the pancake feed.

            “We are especially excited about the chamber coffee this year because it will be at Sunflower’s new Westside Market,” Oetken said. “We are eager for even more members of the community to see our varied inventory.”

            Westside Market is located at 5523 10th, which is the same location as the non-profit agency’s drop-off recycling center.

            Proceeds from the Sunrise 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 50 years ago, serves people in Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush and Stafford counties. It is a non-profit agency.