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Pilots cooking up pancakes on Saturday

Don’t worry about cooking Saturday morning breakfast this weekend – the Pilot Club of Andalusia has you covered.

Charlotte Hawkins and Helen Bradley whip up pancakes.  Mollie Riley/Star-News

Charlotte Hawkins and Helen Bradley whip up pancakes.
Mollie Riley/Star-News

Their annual pancake and sausage day is from 5:30 a.m. until noon.

Mellisa King of the Pilot Club said they are preparing to serve more than 1,000 people Saturday morning with their made-from-scratch pancakes.

To pull of such a feat, King said they have ordered 50 dozen eggs, 35 gallons of orange juice and 40 gallons of milk.

The crew has already begun working to get things ready for Saturday’s feast.

The event will be held at the Kiwanis Community Center.

Cost is $7 for an all-you-can eat breakfast, and tickets are available at the door.

Helen Bradley, president of the Pilot Club of Andalusia said the proceeds go to benefit many charities in Covington County the Pilot Club helps sponsor.

“There’s a long list that we give to in the community,” she said. “We appreciated what all the community does to help us help others.”

The main charity to which the club contributes to is a partnership with the Covington County Sheriff’s Department for Project Lifesaver.

Project Lifesaver provides free, personalized wristbands with radio transmitters to individuals who are considered at risk for wandering.

Additionally, the Pilot Club of Andalusia supplies helmets for the children who receive bicycles at the annual Andalusia Community Christmas in an effort to prevent brain injuries.

“Come out and eat with us,” Bradley said. “We enjoy preparing the food and fellowshipping with the community.”