Perez Family is 2019 Beneficiary of Denair Lions Pancake Breakfast

Submitted by Denair Lions Club:

Sunday, November 3rd, the Denair Community Center will open at 7:00am for the Annual Lions Pancake Breakfast. This year proceeds will be donated to the family of Ben Perez, who is battling stage-4 melanoma cancer. The Perez family have lived in and been involved in the Denair community for 51 years. Ben has recently completed chemotherapy treatment and the family continues to bear a large financial burden.

For over 40 years, the Denair Lions Club has hosted a pancake breakfast on the first Sunday in November. The breakfast has become not only a great fundraiser but also an annual social event for 400 to 600 supporters. Each year the club chooses a person or cause to receive all proceeds from the breakfast. In past years, proceeds have funded such causes as new uniforms and equipment for the Denair Lions Youth Football program, updates and repairs to Denair High School sports facilities and programs, and many local residents in need of financial aid for medical bills during or following a tragedy.

The meal includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, and ham, served with coffee, hot chocolate, orange juice, or milk. No tickets are required but donations are accepted at the doors. As always, no person is turned away who is unable to donate. A small number of raffle prizes will be offered together with the traditional Quilt Raffle, which for over 15 years has featured a beautiful handmade quilt crafted and donated by Betty Thomas, a club member’s mother. Donations are also accepted by mail to the Denair Lions Club at P.O. Box 32, Denair, CA 95316.

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