Roma Lodge to take over Pancake Day

Nov 23, 2018 362

After 64 years under the direction of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Racine, Roma Lodge will be taking over Racine’s annual Pancake Day next year. The Kiwanis chapter, which decided in September to disband at the end of this calendar year, voted on Wednesday to pass direction of Pancake Day to Roma Lodge, which has vowed to continue the event at Festival Hall on the first Saturday in May.

“We’re honored that they chose us,” said David Chiapete, president of Roma Lodge. The Kiwanis Club of West Racine, which declined to take over direction of the event itself, has agreed to support Roma Lodge in the endeavor. Originally, some 14 organizations expressed interest in hosting Pancake Day, but by the time the vote was taken, the list had been whittled down to five.

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