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Mystery Solved: Pancake DayPosted Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at 7:30 AM
We don't know the year, and we don't think it was the event sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Lions Club.
It appears to be in a school building with blackboards at the back of the room.
School-age children are there too.
It might be the Jackson Rotary Club holding its annual Pancake Day in Jackson.
Jim Rapp saw the picture and responds:
This location was the old St. Paul Lutheran School in Jackson, and this is where the Jackson Pancake Day was held. This was the second floor of the building. This building has since been torn down and the new St. Paul Lutheran School is located on this property at the corner of Russell St. and West Jefferson.
When the building was demolished, pancake day was moved to the New McKendree Methodist Church basement - Main St. and Adams.
Time frame, as I do recognize some of the individuals, is from 1957 - 1959.
I remember at the pancake days that you could eat as many as you could and leave there so "stuffed."
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