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Last updated: March 06. 2014 10:19AM - 1174 Views
By - jbreger@civitasmedia.com



Chamber Director Janet Reed, Shriner's Larry Conditt, Mayor Jerry Tomlinson, Fire Chief Roger Joines, City Councilman Stewart Hoffman and Councilman Leon Sherrer prepare to compete for best pancake flipper to celebrate National Pancake Day.
Chamber Director Janet Reed, Shriner's Larry Conditt, Mayor Jerry Tomlinson, Fire Chief Roger Joines, City Councilman Stewart Hoffman and Councilman Leon Sherrer prepare to compete for best pancake flipper to celebrate National Pancake Day.
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Town icon and most senior serving member of the Durant City Council Leon Sherrer showed his flapjack flipping skills at Durant’s IHOP Tuesday morning.


Sherrer competed and won against five other community leaders in a pancake flipping contest to celebrate Durant’s first year participating in National Pancake day at IHOP restaurant.


Each contestant had to flip 15 pancakes into a stack on their plate without tipping the stack over. Sherrer completed this task faster and more neatly than his opponents.


Although opponent Janet Reed said she thinks she was gypped.


“We think our pancakes had lead in them,” Reed joked.


After the competition opponents and gatherers enjoyed free pancakes at IHOP and some donated to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.


International Pancake day at IHOP restaurants celebrates Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras as the last day of indulgence before Lent.


It also acts as a fundraiser for an international network of hospitals, the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Guests at IHOP restaurants across the nation received a free short stack of pancakes.


Guests were asked to consider donating to the Shriners organization. During the International Pancake Day event in Durant, $2,800 was raised for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.


If all of the 1,602 IHOP restaurants around the nation raised the same amount, the chain will have surpassed its goal of raising $3million nationwide.


- Jessica Breger can be reached at (580) 924-4388 ext. 116 or on Twitter @jbreger_news


 
 
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