Each year, the Coppell Lions sponsor their Pancake Breakfast for two main reasons:
First, to allow members of the Coppell community to come together, have fellowship with each other and learn a little about what the Lions Club does.
Second, to raise money for the Coppell Lions to continue their community efforts in providing services to the community as a whole, including sight and tissue foundations, scholarships, the Texas Lions Camp and the many ongoing projects that serve the children of Coppell.
This year, the Lions fed more than 400 people during the Groundhog Day festivities at Austin Elementary. This was an achievement that exceeded past years' efforts.
The community was challenged this year with providing new and gently used books for area libraries. Coppell responded with the donation of more than 4,000 books for the libraries. That donation was highlighted by the efforts of the library and students at Coppell Middle School North, as well as those that brought books to the breakfast.
During the breakfast, which lasted from 7 a.m. to noon, members and community participants took part in donating blood to the Carter Blood Bus on the premises. As a result, 75 people will benefit from the donations that were made that morning.
The Lions Club of Coppell wishes to thank everyone who participated in the most successful Pancake Breakfast in the history of the club. So many children and underprivileged folks will benefit from the generosity of the citizens of Coppell.