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Elkhart County Exchange Club members Richard Eysol (left) and Justin Leatherman work in the kitchen to keep a steady stack of pancakes heading to the dining room at the Goshen Salvation Army’s 49th annual Pancake Day early Nov. 16. The event ran all day and raised money for families that have nutritional, medical, utility and housing needs. (AP)

Xzavier Mendoza-Cervantes, left, smiles as his dad Sammy Mendoza pours syrup on his pancake at the Goshen Salvation Army’s 49th annual Pancake Day early Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. The event runs all day and raises money which is used to serve families that have nutritional, medical, utility and housing needs. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Dunlap resident Larry Brooks, left, smiles as he enjoys breakfast with friend Glenn Stutzman at the Goshen Salvation Army’s 49th annual Pancake Day early Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. The event runs all day and raises money which is used to serve families that have nutritional, medical, utility and housing needs. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)
Annual pancake meal serves 1,975 in Goshen

Posted on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

GOSHEN — Thousands of pancakes and 960 pounds of sausage were made and served Nov. 16 at the Goshen Salvation Army.

For the 49th year, the Goshen agency raised money by selling pancakes. Volunteers from the Elkhart County Exchange Club started making pancakes before 6 a.m. and continued through 7 p.m. A total of 960 pounds of sausage was also cooked by volunteers, according to John Huber, one of the volunteer organizers.

The dining room was crowded early in the morning and volunteers served food and drinks to hungry diners.

By the end of the evening, Major Allen Hanton said 1,975 people had been served.

Last year, the meal fed 2,200 people and raised about $50,000, according to Hanton.

Last year, the agency served 10,463 people in need.