Lions Club cooks up pancakes for community


The Canyon Lake Lions Club held its annual Pancake Breakfast for the community on Sunday at Holiday Harbor Park. For $6, residents enjoyed a breakfast of pancakes, sausage and eggs. More than 225 breakfast tickets were sold.

This year’s event was organized by Don Riley and Joanna Spiller. “Thank you to everyone who supported this event. We hope you enjoyed the food,” said Joanna. “We had better attendance than last year. “I think the cooler weather helped.”

Barbara Weatherman, Joanne Riley, Don Riley, Linda Kamashian and Phil Coughlin served as cooks. Fran Cota, Maureen Locken, Jane Dague, Laverne Cann, and Terry Pierce served as servers. Sharon Ormond, Ginger Harris, Joanne Ramos and Lila Gann worked the ticket and raffle booth. Jack Melcher and Karen Money served Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Other volunteers include George Middle, Kim Hurst and Rita Wacker.

Members of Cub Scout Pack 346 collected donations for the Lions White Cane Project. The project raises funds to purchase eyeglasses for those in need.

The leftover pancake mix and other food was donated to Canyon Lake Fire Station 60.

The Lions Club would like to thank its sponsors who helped make this event possible: Mike and Robyn Zingg of Coldwell Banker, Steven Holmstrom of Canyon Lake Optometry, Bob Hurst of Health Markets, Canyon Lake Market, Sports Stop Pub & Grill, Canyon Cowboy, Dennis Korte of Railroad Canyon Financial Services, George Middle of ME Business Brokers, Prestige Golf Carts, Caregiver Provider, Canyon Lake Insurance, Lane McKellar, Pet Pals Pet Care, Trusted Business Partners, California Styles Salon & Spa, Canyon Lake Barbara Shop, Robin Henry of Studio 1 Hair Salon, Canyon Lake Country Club and Golf Pro Shop, Janelle Basham of Family Home Care, A-1 Tuscany Travel, MRA Inc., Pack, Wrap and Post, Canyon Lake Dentistry, Elementary Smiles and Michelle Williams of Benjamin & Young.

Formed in 1975, the Canyon Lake Lions Club is one of the oldest clubs in Canyon Lake. Its members collect used eyeglasses to aid in the organization’s goal to help those with sight problems. The club supports the Lions Clubs International Foundation whose mission is to eradicate blindness and solve major humanitarian challenges worldwide.

Those interested in joining the club are welcome to attend a monthly meeting on the second Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Magnolia Room at the county club. For more information, contact Don Riley 951-244-9766.