Since the beginning of the car show, the Lions have stepped up for the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Car Show. Also, in years’ prior, Spring was in part ushered in by the Lions pancake breakfast and then grill lunch. This will be the 63rd annual Pancake Breakfast.
Breakfast begins serving at 7 a.m. and should be available for both car show participants, visitors and residents alike. In partnership with Bogart’s Coffee, JoAnn Adams, a former Chair of the Car Show always helps out by sponsoring coffee for the Lions and guests.
Breakfast is a hearty pancakes, pork sausage, fruit medley and your choice of orange juice, milk or coffee. Lunch is a hot dog or bratwurst with chips and choice of canned soda, water or other beverage. Both are a bargain at $6, and there is an opportunity also to see the best drawing item of the year.
For this year’s 26th annual Car Opportunity Drawing, the Lions are switching it up a bit from the most basic cars of recent years to the sporty and luxurious 2016 Jeep Patriot as Grand Prize. In striking “Midnight Blue” exterior with a dark slate interior, this luxurious, roomy four-door SUV, has received a lot of attention in showrooms across America
Look for this stunning Lions Fish Fry prize right near the Lions cooking area to the left of the pier as you look to the water. Tickets are available for $100 and are limited to 750 total tickets. This year, the Lions are thrilled to have such a vehicle with sleek lines and sporty attitude..
You might ask, where does the money from the Lions go? Well, 100% of the proceeds of the Pancake Breakfast and Grill during the car show go to the Lions volunteer commitments to sight, hearing and community projects. As a board member, it was my pleasure to hear the board consider emergency grants of $1,000 to both Japan and Ecuador for the terrible earthquakes. At the same time, there is a sight clinic which had just happened in Santa Ana and the Lions granted $1,000 to the Los Alamitos Unified School District Robotics Club so they could get to nationals this week.
So come out to the Car Show, grab at least one meal with the Lions and make a difference not only here, but in communities like ours all the world over. Oh, and be sure to ask Mike Gibbons and his team how to get an opportunity drawing for the Jeep Patriot.
Seth Eaker of Black Marble Consulting is the PR Chair for the Fish Fry, on the Lions Board of Directors and is the logistics director for the Car Show after being the event chair for two years.