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IRONWOOD KIWANIS member Dave Riegler flips pancakes during the Kiwanis Pancake Day Thursday.

IRONWOOD — It was pancakes in the morning, pancakes in the evening, pancakes at suppertime at the annual Ironwood Kiwanis Pancake Day at Tacconelli's in Ironwood on Thursday.

Hundreds of people dined on flapjacks and sausages from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

"Things have been steady," Kiwanis member Joe Cayer said. "It's a great time for our guests to not only have a great meal, but have coffee and socialize."

More than 100 pounds of sausage and 130 pounds of pancakes were served throughout the day, with members volunteering their time.

"We are the Ironwood Kiwanis, but we have members from all over," Cayer said. "They all do a great job."

Proceeds from the event benefit community events and organizations.

"We help people from all over," member Betsy Slabaugh said. "The best thing is, the more successful we are in this event, the more we are able to give back to the community."

Kiwanis members aren't the only volunteers. According to Cayer, high school students from the Bessemer Key Club also volunteer, and families from the community also donate their time.

"We are very blessed," Slabaugh said.

Not only is the event popular, but the food is good, too.

"This event is really nice," Dorothy Erickson, of Ironwood, said. "It's a good community event."