PCF hosts pancake race and awards grants

Two-year-old Ruth Unruh shows off her medals from the PCF pancake race on Saturday, Feb. 3.

Peabody Community Foundation (PCF) hosted Pancake Day on Saturday, Feb. 3 which included “That Flippin Pancake Race” and announcement of $10,000 in grant awards to ten organizations.
Pancake racers competed at eight different age levels and were required to flip the pancake in their skillet during the race. While the youngest contestant may not have had the fastest time, she was a sensation at two years old with her toy skillet.
Awards for 2024 grants were sourced from two PCF funds, the Peabody Community Endowment and the Kansas Health Foundation Endowment, both grown by community support. Grants were awarded for community events Christmas Lights, Fall Festival and a concert by ARISE Choir presented by Sunflower Theatre. Two programs to help alleviate poverty—Safe Haven and Angel Tree—received support. Additional grants supported the Township Library’s outdoor sound system, window improvements at the Senior Center, swim lessons and the work of CASA.
PCF Board Vice Chair Becki Yoder was recognized for her years of service on the board.

“Becki has brought energy and commitment to our work and she will be greatly missed,” said PCF Director Becky Nickel.
PCF is an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation based in Newton and serving a six-county region.

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