Big Event pancake feed
| Robin Siteneski reporter |
Applebee’s cook took a break from the grill and got sticky with syrup during the first Big Event Pancake Feed on Saturday, March 1. For $4, students and residents were invited to all-you-can-eat pancakes and coffee.
Three members of the Student Government Association (SGA) flipped pancakes to raise money for the Big Event, scheduled for April 14. Their efforts raised more than $350.
Lynzee Flores, sophomore in Spanish and political science, says about 45 people attended.
“We did very well on ticket sales,” she said. “It was a success and I hope SGA continues doing it because it’s such an easy way to raise money.”
Flores added that Applebee’s provided a cook and SGA members helped host and serve. Each SGA member was required to sell at least two tickets.
Jake Letner, junior in history and director of Big Event, says they were “extremely busy” with the breakfast. He added he hopes they’ll be just as busy on April 14, when about 800 volunteers are expected to perform odd jobs for Pittsburg residents.
Letner says that last year more than 600 students volunteered and two years ago that number was more than 1,000. Letner calls the Big Event the largest community project in Southeast Kansas.
“I know most of the residents and they love it; it’s their favorite time of year,” he said. “It is the biggest way Pitt State students give back to a community that gives us so much.”
Volunteers for Big Event will work in groups, size depending on the job assigned to them, with tools provided by the coordinators to accomplish the tasks residents need done. The event will start at 9 a.m. and is usually over around noon.
The deadline to register is Friday, March 14. Students may apply at pittstate.edu/bigevent.