Exchange Club of Columbus hosts a Pancake Jamboree

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – While the smell of hot flapjacks will wake you hungry, the Pancake Jamboree is a fundraiser focusing on child abuse prevention.

"That's why I like to eat pancakes because when you eat pancakes, you're raising money for people," said one little girl at the Pancake Jamboree.

Many people lined up as the batter hit the stoves, turning it into golden hotcakes.

For only $6, all proceeds from this breakfast feast went to helping neglected or abused children in the community.

"April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, so all of our speakers for that month are associated with child abuse prevention and we always present them with a check," said Betty Lindsey, Chairman of the Pancake Jamboree of the Exchange Club.

The Exchange Club is excited to add an Antique Car Show and Silent Auction to the fun.

Time Out Teddy, the official mascot for the Exchange Club was also at the event.

"And the reason is because when the first responders have a child they are dealing with you want to make them feel comfortable and safe. They found that the teddy bear, you know they can hug it, they can hold it," said Carol Ann Caplan, Director of Membership of the Exchange Club.

You can purchase a Time Out Teddy and their goal is to have 1 or more bears in every first responder's car in Columbus.

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