One of the sure signs of spring is the annual Escanaba Noon Kiwanis Home and Garden Show and Pancake Days. It will be held in the Ruth Butler Building at the U.P. State Fairgrounds Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Everyone should come out and support this worthwhile event. The money raised by the Kiwanis does a world of good in the community. The group sponsors everything from school events, sports teams, the Bonifas Fine Arts Center, YMCA of Delta County swimming program, and others to numerous to mention.
In these trying economic times, it's even more important to support the Home and Garden Show. Many charitable and non-profit organizations have seen funding decrease substantially or dry up entirely. In many cases, government funding is no longer there. Donations from individuals are also down.
In many cases, donations from groups like the Kiwanis can mean the difference between a worthwhile program being cut or continuing on to help local residents. The list of causes and organizations the Kiwanis supports is long, and chances are one of them have probably touched your life or the life of someone you know.
The Home and Garden Show also give businesses a chance to showcase their wares and services to countless people over the course of a weekend. This is good for business, and for the local economy.
One of the best reasons to attend the Home and Garden Show and Pancake Days this weekend is it's just plain fun. The pancakes are great, and the event is always a good time.
The Kiwanis have been flipping pancakes to raise funds for good causes for over 50 years. Please support their efforts by attending this weekend.
A sneak peek at this year's Home and Garden Show and Pancake Days can be found in Thursday's Daily Press. Coverage includes details on the show and a list of vendors scheduled to appear.
Pancake tickets are available from any Kiwanian, as well as at the door. Pancakes will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.
See you there.