Pancake and Sausage Supper well attended

Firefighter’s “turn up the heat” as they man the sausage. Photos by Sherry Vogel
Firefighter’s “turn up the heat” as they man the sausage. Photos by Sherry Vogel

   The Plevna Volunteer Fire Department ushered in autumn with their 58th annual “All You Can Eat” Pancake and Sausage supper held Oct. 10.

By Sherry Vogel

Betty Kusler, Esther Wetzle and Darlene Hepperle enjoy the sights, sounds and delicious smells of the pancake and sausage supper.
Betty Kusler, Esther Wetzle and Darlene Hepperle enjoy the sights, sounds and delicious smells of the pancake and sausage supper.

The Plevna community center was overflowing with neighbors and friends eagerly anticipating a hearty supper. No one was disappointed as smiling young volunteers “kept the food coming” with a steady flow of huge platters filled with hot pancakes, sizzling sausage and vats of warm syrup. Many diners were seen pushing back their chairs from the table while expressing, “I just can’t eat another bite”.

   Melissa “Missy” Thielen, assistant fire chief, estimates over 600 hungry people devoured 1,400 pancakes and 270 pounds of sausage. The firefighters made 2,100 pounds of the delicious homemade sausage this year and sold all of it to outside orders. This donation based benefit raises money to upgrade equipment, fund a safety program for kids, and has helped provide a special fire alarm system for a deaf citizen in the community.

Thielen appreciates the Plevna FFA as well as the many community volunteers who made the night a huge success. The benefit would be impossible to orchestrate without many helping                                                                          hands and the continued support of the community.

      



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