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May brings flowers, pancakes from Kiwanis Club


May 25, 2018

Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

PAUL MLASKO, right, of Ironwood, and Timothy Oliver, of Marquette and formerly of Ironwood, prepare pancakes as part of the Ironwood Kiwanis Pancake Day fundraiser Thursday afternoon at the Elk & Hound.

IRONWOOD - April showers bring May flowers, and May flowers bring Kiwanis pancakes? Well, maybe not, but the Ironwood Kiwanis Club has been hosting a Pancake Day fundraiser in May since at least the early 1950s, according to member Sue Murphy.

"No one around remembers before that," she said with a smile while sitting at a table selling tickets in the front hall of the Elk & Hound Thursday afternoon. "The Ironwood club dates back to 1925."

The event - planned for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. - was one of the club's four or five annual fundraisers, Murphy said.

The club uses the funds for its vario...

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