By David Hotle, The JOURNAL
For the 47th year, the Knights of Columbus (KC) Hall is the site of the annual Washington County Citizens with Disabilities (WCCD) pancake and sausage day.
Last year hundreds of people packed into the hall at lunch and dinner to have their fill of pancakes, eggs and sausage.
Organizer Tony Lipski said the event benefits the Washington County Citizens with Disabilities. He said it helps fund different projects that assist the metally disabled. The feed is being held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
?Its good food and a good atmosphere, and it also helps fund a great cause,? Lipski said.
The event is the KC?s primary fundraiser during the year. The KC has fundraising breakfasts to help encourage people to enter the Catholic priesthood.
The Pancake Day really took off in 1983. The Knights formed the nonprofit Handicapped Housing Foundation to buy houses for the disabled.The KC now has two houses where seven disabled women live.
Representatives from Systems Unlimited supervise the women. In 1987, the Knights of Columbus formed an organization called the Handicapped Housing Foundation with the goal to raise money to buy houses for disabled people.
Since the event began, KC has purchased two residences that house seven disabled women. Representatives from Systems Unlimited supervise the women.