Tickets for the Sunflower Diversified Services pancake dinner and related raffle are still available from the non-profit agency. All proceeds will directly support infants, toddlers and adults with developmental disabilities and delays.
The raffle is a new addition to the annual dinner, which is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Prince of Peace Parish Center, 4100 Broadway, Great Bend. Cost is $5 per person for all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and a drink. Carry-out is available.
Raffle tickets are $5 each, but with the purchase of five, the buyer gets one free. Winners will be announced at the pancake dinner and ticket holders do not have to be present to win.
Chris Cakes will entertain the crowd with the flipping of the flapjacks, and FX Unlimited, a DJ, will provide background music.
“Our pancake feed has always been successful in raising money and awareness for Sunflower,” said Connie Oetken, director of development. “We are hoping the raffle generates even more interest.
“Anyone who contributes to any Sunflower fundraiser can be assured that every cent we raise remains in Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush and Stafford counties. It all stays right here at home.”
Sunflower does receive tax-revenue support but it doesn’t come close to filling all the needs, Oetken said. “Private donations help pay for health-care services and crucial adaptive equipment, for example. The people we serve depend on the generosity of their neighbors.”
Raffle prizes for first through sixth places are:
The top winner will receive two $100 EPPI gift certificates – one for beef, one for pork; second place earns four $50 gift certificates to Applebee’s, Delgados, Perkins and Classic Inn. A $100 gift certificate for Zip’s at 10thand Grant will go to third place.
Fourth through sixth places, respectively, will bring a $100 Pro Tint wash and wax certificate; $50 Walmart gift card; and $50 Dillons gift card.
For more information, contact Oetken by calling 620-792-1325.
Sunflower, a non-profit agency, has been serving central Kansas families for 51 years.