Feb. 10, 2010

Serving like clock work
Dan Massey prepares sausage patties for the grill during the annual Groundhog Day dinner at the United Methodist Church in Olivet Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 3. The event, which celebrated its 55th year of serving up pancakes and sausage to area residents, saw a good turnout at the church in Olivet for the lunch and dinner crowds. Dozens of volunteers worked the kitchen and dining room grilling sausage, flipping pancakes or other work like washing dishes. The event, which accepts freewill offerings at the door, is an annual fund-raiser for the church. The event is hosted annually by the Olivet United Methodist Men.

Brian Mehlhaf grabs some lunch at the 55th annual Groundhog Day event at the United Methodist Church in Olivet Wednesday, Feb. 3. Dozens of area residents turned out for the annual fund-raising event.

Jerry Kost makes sure Carol Ireland has plenty of pancakes at the United Methodist Church in Olivet last week.

Volunteers of all ages worked the kitchen and helped clear tables to help ensure the event ran as smoothly as possible. The event is sponsored by the men of United Methodist Church.

Jerome Hoff moves pancakes from the griddle to the center island in the kitchen at United Methodist Church in Olivet. From there, the pancakes are moved to the serving counter and into the stomachs of the hungry masses.

Kirk Towns is served up at the Groundhog Day event in Olivet last week. The event traditionally serves up hundreds of pancakes and patty sausages throughout the day.