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Chartered in 1921, the Sioux Falls Downtown Lions Club is one of the oldest and most active service organizations in South Dakota.
Learn more about their work here.
The first pancake days was in April of 1957 and was originally known as Aunt Jemima Pancake Days.
Each spring, the Sioux Falls Downtown Lions Club serves over 10,000 people during a 2-day event at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.
During the 16-hour pancake feed, approximately 60,000 pancakes and 38,000 sausages are served.
The proceeds from this event help aid the vision and hearing impaired and other charities in the community.
Lions are hands-on individuals with more volunteers in more places than any other service organization in the world.
"I have a special place in my heart for the Sioux Falls Downtown Lions Club. I worked at the Holiday Inn City Centre for many years and helped serve them lunch every Tuesday. Over the years I got to know quite a few of them quite well and what a great group of service-minded people they are. Big hearts, my kind of people. I enjoy volunteering when I can, to try to make a difference, because I am able to. The Lions Club's mission has always been to help those in need and I love being a part of that when I can."