Don’t Miss Pancake Fest!

Once a Year It Occurs. You Don’t Want to Miss Out!

Get your calendar out right now. Put a big red circle around Friday, March 1.

One of the best kept secrets here in Knoxville is taking place at the O’Connor Senior Center that day.

Pancake Fest

This is an event you really don’t want to miss.

You may be saying to yourself, “Pancake Fest – Why is that such a big deal? It’s probably just a pancake breakfast. I can get pancakes any time at any breakfast restaurant.”

Here’s Why You Lose If You Miss This Event!

First – The Breakfast

The main attraction of Pancake Fest naturally is the breakfast. That really is what gets people to come. Those attending will enjoy all you can eat pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee.

Second – The People Flipping Pancakes and Serving the Meals.

Your pancakes may be cooked by either Glenn Jacobs, mayor of Knox County, or Madeline Rogero, mayor of Knoxville.  Helping them out will be the Knox County Commissioners and the Knoxville City Council members.

Needless to say – When you get two opposing groups of politicians together, someone has to keep the order. So, Knox County Sheriff, Tom Spangler and also Knoxville Police Chief, Eve Thomas, will be on hand to guarantee peace at this event. Each one will have their deputies with them to provide reinforcements.

The local news media and tv personalities also will be represented. WATE, WVLT and WBIR will be represented. They want to make sure the other stations won’t scoop them on any news items at this event.

You may even see some local sports celebrities walking around and taking part.

Third – Any Event Like This Has to be Fun and Entertaining.

To make sure there is a party-like atmosphere, the Singing Seniors and wandering musicians will provide ongoing entertainment.  If you’re alert, you may be in for a surprise. Our local politicians and tv personalities have been known to join the singers and musicians at times with songs they know.

Fourth – Chef Walter Probably will be There Sharing Some of His Pancake and Other Recipes.

You probably know him from his cooking segments during the news at noon on Channel 8.

Fifth – The Side Show

Every great event has a side show. Not to be outdone, Pancake Fest has its own. While breakfast is going on, there will be a craft fair will be going on where you can purchase local hand made crafts.

Other vendors will have tables where you can get information on services offered by their companies and organizations.

Of course, don’t forget O’Connor’s own Gift and Craft Shoppe. Be sure to stop by there! You may just see a unique craft or gift you need to buy.

Details, Details, Details,

Here is what you need to know so you don’t miss this great event.:

Pancake Fest

John T. O’Connor Senior Center

611 Winona Street in Knoxville

Date – Friday, March 1, 2019

Hours – 7 AM to 1 PM

Cost – $5 per person

You don’t have to be an older person to attend this event. Everyone is welcome! Parents and grandparents, feel free to bring your children and grandchildren.  Not only will they be entertained, this event will be highly educational for them.

How is the Money Raised at Pancake Used?

The money raised from this event goes to support events and programs at the O’Connor Senior Center and the Daily Living Center, the adult day center operated by the O’Connor Center.

You Can’t Afford to Miss This Event.

Put that big red circle around March 1st on your calendar right now and make sure to get over to the O’Connor Center that day.


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