Worthington News

Pancakes feed hungry guests, sport funds


The food will just be part of the fun at the 12th annual Worthington high schools' Pancake Day, to be held this year at Thomas Worthington High School.

The event will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, and will feature games, a silent auction, a sports equipment swap, as well as a traditional pancake breakfast.

Pancake Day is sponsored by the Worthington Youth Boosters and benefits the athletics departments at both Worthington high schools.

Last year's Pancake Day raised more than $58,000, which was shared by Wolves Inc. at Worthington Kilbourne High School and Cards Inc. at Thomas Worthington.

These organizations distribute money to their participating booster groups.

The auction items are donated by parents and community businesses and include haircuts, auto services, jewelry, tote bags and restaurant gift cards.

The sports swap began at the Pancake Day three years ago.

Community members are invited to clean out their garages or basements and bring in used sports equipment. The equipment will be available for free to anyone attending Pancake Day.

Tickets are $5 before the event, $6 at the door. They can be purchased from any student athlete or from the athletics departments of both high schools.

Parent volunteers and the athletics departments at both high schools cooperate in organizing Pancake Day each year. The high school site of the event changes each year.

Kelly Baumgardner from WKHS and Sheri Holcomb from TWHS are the co-chairpersons.