(ATLANTIC) The Cass County 4-H Endowment committee is hosting the annual 4-H Endowment Pancake Supper from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. tonight at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic. Chris Cakes will be dishing up fresh pancakes; 4-H members serve juice, coffee and more. Supporters can enjoy all you can eat pancakes for $6 or $3 for youth 5 and under.
Proceeds from the 4-H Pancake Supper directly benefit Cass County. The money raised goes to the Cass County 4-H Endowment, a fund to defray the 4-H Program Development Fee, support scholarships to send Cass County 4-H’ers to camps and conferences, start up dollars for programs like Clover Kids.
The Program Development Fee is 30 dollars that goes to the support the overall state program. The Cass County Extension Council chose not to pass this expense on to the individual 4-H’er and families, although many counties have. Instead, the Cass County Extension Council and the 4-H Endowment Committee pick up this expense.
“Eventually, the goal is to have the Endowment pay for the fee entirely,” said Susan M. Oliver, county youth coordinator, “but they cannot do that without a great deal of support from the community. That is why we continue this annual pancake supper.”
There is also a silent auction during the supper. Each of the 15 clubs in Cass County plan to donate an item, as well as some additional friends of 4-H.