Students flip over pancakes


Sophomore Tyler Davis enjoys his pancakes during the Johnston’s Big Give pancake breakfast. Pancakes were made by the Kiwanis club.

Ellen Bennett

Once a student had “JBG” written on his or her hand by a student council member, the student could enter the cafeteria for all you can eat pancakes. JBG stands for Johnston’s Big Give and the pancake breakfast on Feb. 6 was a part of it.

Tickets were $5 for all you can eat pancakes, milk, and juice. Tickets were available for purchase ahead of time in the accounting office or at the door. “Only nine tickets were sold ahead of time,” head of the pancake breakfast committee, junior Jon Caracci said. Many people still arrived at the door ready for some pancakes.

Over all, about 85 students and staff attended. The breakfast raised $611.50 with several donations, and will be given to the Partnership Place in Johnston, which has both a food pantry and clothing closet.

As for the pancake connoisseurs, many were satisfied.

“It’s cheap and all you can eat.” sophomore Austin Kain said. Kain described the pancakes as “delicious” and that three was enough for him. 

This year’s breakfast included warmers to keep the pancakes warm after being made rather than waiting in line for them to cook. “The warmers worked really well because we were able to serve [the pancakes] more efficiently and quickly.” Caracci said.

The breakfast was originally scheduled for Jan. 30 but was delayed one week due to the snow day.