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Families line up at the American Legion hall to get a hearty breakfast of pancakes and more from Ripon Noon Kiwanians Linda Kinziger, second from right, and Mellisa Wipijewski.

The Ripon Noon Kiwanis will host its annual Pancake Breakfast, kicking off Septemberfest, Saturday, Sept. 18 from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 113 E. Fond du Lac St, in downtown Ripon.

“Kids need Kiwanis, in our community and around the world,” Ripon Noon Kiwanis board member Tyler Whitrock said. “Fundraisers like our pancake breakfast provides us with the resources to invest in community’s children with funds raised with support of the community.”

The Noon Kiwanis will serve pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, applesauce and an assortment of beverages. Cost is $7 at the door; children 12 & under eat free.

The Noon Kiwanis also will hold a coloring contest in conjunction with the pancake breakfast. It is open to children in grades K-5.

Entries may be picked up and dropped off at the Ripon Area Chamber of Commerce Office and the Ripon Public Library. They may be downloaded from the Noon Kiwanis website,

Entries must be received by September 15th. Entries must be received by September 15th.

Winners of the Kiwanis’ Septemberfest coloring contest will be on display throughout the pancake breakfast.

The American Legion Hall building now has exterior elevator access to help those with mobility concerns.

Fundraisers, like the pancake breakfast, helps support the Noon Kiwanis’ many projects that benefit the youth in the community such as the Toy Lending Library, the annual Children’s Fair and Noon Kiwanis’ recurring scholarships for graduating seniors.

The Ripon Noon Kiwanis meets Tuesdays at Noon in Ripon College’s Pickard Dining Room. New members who want to serve their community may attend.

For more information about Ripon Noon Kiwanis and the pancake breakfast visit

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