The first shift of volunteers arrived at Spalding High at about 5 a.m., preparing batter and sausage patties for the event to begin two hours later.
During the busiest time of the morning, eight grills — inside and outside — were being operated, and plenty of Kiwanis Club members and volunteers from other groups, such as the Key Club from Spalding and Griffin high schools, were busy keeping up with all the visitors.
“This has been a very good day,” said Terry Adair, who co-chaired Pancake Day with Brad Glass. “I think we did better than the expectations.”
Indeed, as of 12:15 p.m. Saturday, and with only about two hours left, the Kiwanis Club of Griffin had served at least 1,500 people, said Rita Cavanaugh, who handed out tickets to guests.
“I think we are doing better than last year,” she said, pointing out that the nice weather of the day may have drawn more people.
For the Kiwanis Club of Griffin, Pancake Day is its second biggest fund-raiser of the year, just behind the Spalding County Fair.
All proceeds will go toward scholarships that support local students.
Among those contributing the money with their purchase of pancakes and sausages were families and individuals, young children and the elderly.
“It’s a social affair in Griffin, really,” said Kiwanis Club Secretary L.V. Skipper.
Adair added, “I’ve seen people that I haven’t seen in years.”