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Help the Kiwanis help the community

April 8, 2011
Daily Press

One of the sure signs that spring has arrived in Escanaba is the annual Escanaba Noon Kiwanis Home and Garden Show and Pancake Days. This annual event, in some form, has been a part of the Escanaba community for more than 50 years.

The Home and Garden Show starts today and runs through Sunday, and it is an event that is definitely worth attending. Not only does the event promise good family fun, it will be helping a group that works tirelessly to make the community a better place.

The event is the sole fund-raiser for the Escanaba Noon Kiwanis. This group gives back by using the funds they raise at the Home and Garden Show and Pancake Days for countless community projects. The group sponsors area baseball, school events, the YMCA swimming program, Special Olympics and many others. The efforts of the Escanaba Noon Kiwanis results in many positive things in the community. Residents can help them help the community by attending and supporting this weekend's event.

In return, residents will receive a fun-filled time and great pancakes. The pancakes served at the event have been a staple for many years and this year will be no different.

Visitors to the Home and Garden Show will also be able to browse the displays of nearly 70 vendors that have signed up to be at the show. Their wares cover just about everything - from personal care to home improvement.

An added attraction this year will be a treat for Green Bay Packers fans. Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Caroll Dale, who played under Vince Lombardi, will be at the show. Along with Dale, Lombardi Legacy author Royce Boyles will also be there. There will be plenty of opportunities for autographs and photos. In addition to Dale and Boyles, there will be plenty of Packer memorabilia.

Although there is a charge for pancakes, entry into the show is free. Pancake tickets are available from any Kiwanian or at Gust Asp's for the pre-show sale price of $5. At the door prices will be $6. Pancake hours are today from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Show hours are today from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you are looking for a fun activity this weekend, the Escanaba Noon Kiwanis Home and Garden Show and Pancake Days is the place to go. You'll be helping a worthwhile group that is dedicate to helping the community.



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