PIQUA — The Miami Shelby County Young Life Members and the local committee and staff are in the final preparation for their annual Pancake Days. The Miami Valley Center Mall and Young Life are excited about the partnership that has grown over the years. This years event will be hosted at the mall beneath the Sears Skydome from 4-8 p.m. today, serving Jumbo Texas tenderloins sandwich (or fish), fries, and a soft drink for $7. Young Life teens will serve “all you can eat pancakes” along with two Bob Evans Sausage patties and a drink (coffee, milk, or orange juice) on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Texas tenderloin meal will be served on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Pancake Days tickets are being sold by High School Young Life teens and Junior High Wyldlife Club teens prior to the event or they can be purchased at the event. The prices of the pancake tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for kids aged 5-10, and 5 and under eat free. For more information or to purchase tickets prior to the event, please contact the Young Life office at 778-1118.
The proceeds from the annual Pancake Days event help send kids to a Young Life Summer camp. Last year 133 kids from our area attended a Young Life week or weekend camp in New York, Maryland and Ohio. The camps are a very significant spiritual and social event for many of these kids. This summer the high school teens will venture in June to Windy Gap located near Asheville, N.C. and the junior high teens will attend Timber Wolf Lake in Michigan in. In the fall, teens will attend weekend camps here in Ohio.
Young Life meets weekly with 300 plus kids in the area through Young Life Club, Campaigner Bible study, WyldLife Club, small groups and Young Life Basketball league.