Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast – Saturday at the Port of Burlington.

Kiwanis member Neil Gerst eats sausage during the annual pancake breakfast at the Burlington Kiwanis Club on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at the Port of Burlington.  Gerst enjoyed pancakes and sausages after grilling with his wife Cassie since 5:30 am.  Breakfast serves as the Kiwanis Club's largest fundraiser for money raised in support of local projects that benefit the youth of Des Moines County.

Memorial Day weekend in Burlington wouldn’t be the same without pancakes freshly made in Burlington Port.

Regarded as one of the largest community events hosted by Burlington’s largest service organization, the annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast fundraiser will take place from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM Saturday at the Port.

An alternative flood site is the Burlington High School cafeteria, however the lack of parking due to construction, as well as the lack of flooding, is a problem the breakfast organizers are facing this year.

To address this issue, the city of Burlington is providing a free shuttle service every 10 minutes from 6 a.m. to noon that will pick up and drop off passengers along a set route, according to George Rinker, former Kiwanee president and chairman of breakfast. covers Jefferson, North Third, Washington, North Front, Valley, and North Fifth streets.

This map shows the route of the free shuttle that will run around the city of Burlington from 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday.  People can get to and from the Kiwanis pancake breakfast at Burlington Port.

The breakfast stop will be at the north parking lot of Memorial Auditorium.

After a short walk to the port, people will find fantastic food prepared by 150 volunteers and may just meet friends they haven’t seen since the last breakfast.

The pancakes always come with a special recipe sausage provided by Hy-Vee, and both sank into about 27 crates of McDonald’s syrup during the morning.

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