Renton got up bright and early on Saturday morning before the to attend the popular annual Renton Lions Club annual pancake breakfast held at the Renton Senior Center.
And if you got up bright and early, you know the volunteers got up much earlier. "We arrived around 5:30 a.m." said Lynn Peretti, Lions Club president.
The breakfast was a bargain. Only $4 for seniors and $6 for adults. It included pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, coffee and juice. And, all for a good cause, of course.
The regularly gives back to the community. President Peretti was proud to say just "some" of what the Lions Club does.
The Lions fund their Memorial Youth Camp on Cedar River (more from Patch soon), providing thousands of Renton area youngsters a rustic venue for outdoor recreation each summer.
Long known for their assistance for helping with sight-impaired individuals, the Lions provide hundreds of free eye exams & glasses and hearing exams & hearing aids for the needy.
The Lions Club provides annual scholarships for young people, and sponsor the Annual Pioneer Night Dinner to reunite those living in Renton more than 75 years.
The Lions Club has also provided support of the , , and the .
The pancake breakfast was the place to be seen for politicians running for election. Candidates for Renton City Council Ed Prince, Phyllis Forister, Sarah Sanoy-Wright, and Mark Martinez were all on hand before 9 a.m.
State Representative Marcie Maxwell was also there to support the Lions Club.
Representatives from Kitchens Plus, the sponsor for this event, were on hand to flip pancakes, serve and greet customers. At 9:30 a.m. Peretti reported that Kitchens Plus hopes to already sign on as sponsors for next year.
Over 240 people attended the breakfast this year, Peretti said.