Pancake festival set for Saturday


LIMA – The Lima Noon Sertoma Club will be holding its 65th Annual Pancake Day from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 6 at the Lima High School parking lot, 1 Spartan Way, Lima. Blueberry pancakes and sausages will be offered. Admission is $ 8 on presale and $ 9 at the door.

Last year, over 2,000 pancake breakfasts were sold. Due to COVID-19, Sertoma club members have socially estranged volunteers and turned Pancake Day into a drive-thru-only event.

“Even then, I think people are still looking to be a part of something, to be a part of the community, and to look for things to do. Pancake Day has been going on for over 60 years, an event for families for generations, ”said Adam Rector, who was co-organizer of the November 7, 2020 event.

This year’s event is also reserved for drive-thru customers. Enter from Jackson Street.

Other events in the area include:

Bluffton University Economics Conference: 4 p.m. Friday at the Stutzman Lecture Hall at Centennial Hall on the Bluffton Campus, 1 University Drive, Bluffton. Management and the meaning of life, by Dr Jonathan Andreas. Masks are mandatory inside. The event is free and open to the public.

The conference will examine how unsatisfactory the pursuit of monetary rewards is.

Grab & Go Art: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at ArtSpace / Lima, 65 Town Square, Lima. Healthy Love 365, prevention of sexual violence in the black community via Crime Victim Services.

Fall Preview of Rhodes State: 9:30 am-11:30am Friday at Rhodes State Campus, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima. This event is aimed at future students. There will be opportunities to talk about academic programs, financial aid and the admissions process. There will be an optional tour of the Borra Health Sciences Center at noon. Register online at or call 419-995-8320.


Comedian Jeff Allen: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 0700 State Route 118, Van Wert.

Tickets starting at $ 27 are available now for corporate and family members.

Historical tour of the city center: Saturday noon at the Delphos Canal Museum, 241 N. Main St., Delphos. The visit is free and will last 60 to 90 minutes.

Historic buildings and sites in the city center will be visited and stories of past events will be shared.

For more information, visit the Delphos Canal Commission Facebook page or call 419-695-7737.

Mental health first aid training: 9 am to 5 pm Saturday at Bluffton Presbyterian Church, 112 N. Main St., Bluffton. The training is free and open to all members of the community, including high school and college students and religious leaders.

Participants will learn how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Call the church at 419-358-5806 for more information. Include your name and phone number.

War fight: 7:00 PM Fansgiving Show Saturday at Empowerment Sports Center, 1730 N. Union St., Lima. VIP tickets cost $ 16. General admission is $ 12. General doors open at 6.30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Groamy’s CD and Tapes, 1206 W. Robb Ave., Lima, or online at the WAR website,

On Sunday:

Designer Handbag Bingo: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lima Eagles Lodge, 800 W. Robb Ave., Lima. Doors open at 12:30 pm Tickets are $ 25. There will be food, drinks, raffles and designer handbags. Call Marlene Karrick at 419-991-2258 or Tammy Deitsch at 419-236-6767 for tickets.

The Iota Sigma Chapter of the Phi Beta Psi Sorority hosts the event. The profits go to cancer research.

The Homelighters concert: 6 pm Sunday at the Ada Church of the Disciples of Christ, 316 S. Main St., Ada.

All are invited to attend the gospel concert.

Sausage and sauerkraut dinner: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Landeck St. John the Baptist Church, 14755 Landeck Road, Delphos. Tickets cost $ 10 for adults and $ 5 for children 8 and under and can be purchased at the parish office.

Due to COVID-19, the event will only be driving. The line will form along the church on Kill Road. Dinner includes homemade sauerkraut and sausage, mashed potatoes, pancakes, applesauce and pie.

Water for People talk with Alloway CEO John Hoffman: 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Church of Christ St. John’s, 233 W. College Ave., Bluffton.

Hoffman will tell the story of people in underdeveloped countries who have benefited from access to safe drinking water.

The Lima Noon Sertoma Club held its 64th Annual Pancake Day on Saturday November 7, 2020 at Lima Senior High School. Pictured are Judy Dickman, Dick Ross and Ty Shelby.

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