LUMBERTON — If you’re someone who craves seconds and thirds, there will be plenty of chances to get your pancake fix this weekend.
All-you-can-eat plates are available when the Kiwanis of Robeson-Lumberton holds its 50th annual Pancake Festival at the Bill Sapp Center at 1100 N. Cedar St. on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday from 7 to 9 a.m.
A plate costs $6 and includes pancakes as golden as the anniversary, sausage and beverages like milk, soda and coffee.
“The event is probably one of the largest community social gatherings in Lumberton,” said Thomas Mulroy, chairman of the event.
On Friday, there will be live music by the oldies band “Second Time Around.”
“It’s for a good cause, and it’s a chance to have people come together to raise money for the children in Robeson County,” Mulroy said.
A portion of the proceeds go toward organizations supported by Kiwanians like Exploration Station, a hands-on learning experience for youths in Lumberton, and the Boys and Girls Club of Robeson County.
“Last year in total we served a little over 1,600 people,” Mulroy said. “We typically serve between two thousand and three thousand plates.
“People tell me they’re looking forward to this every year,” Mulroy said. “It’s a chance to get together and talk to people they don’t normally see. It’s a great social event.”