Lions cooking up scholarship money

POULSBO — As they have done every year since 1972, the Poulsbo Noon Lions Club will rally at the Poulsbo Armory on Jensen Way to satisfy the hunger of festival-goers preparing to enjoy a full day of all things Norwegian.

They’ll also be raising money for a good cause as a few North Kitsap High School seniors look to receive scholarships from the proceeds of the two-day affair.

The all-you-can-eat breakfast, which includes pancakes, sausage, eggs made to order, milk, juice, cocoa and coffee is $7 for adults and $5 for children and runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“Between cash and contributions we’ve received about $2,000, which is that much less we have to worry about in expenses,” said event organizer Kevin Hogan.

In the past, the club has purchased most of the eggs, sausage, coffee and pancake mix for the event, which had an impact on the number of scholarships it was able to award to deserving seniors, Hogan said.

“We have a goal that 100 percent of our sales will go to North Kitsap High School students,” he said.

Each year the club serves about 1,500 people and this year should be no different, he said.

To accommodate that many hungry festival-goers, Hogan said Pheasant Fields Farms has donated 50 dozen eggs to the cause.

Another addition to this year’s event is one of Hogan’s favorite breakfast sausages, which should add to the flavor.

“Every time I’ve had them in a restaurant, I’ve asked where they came from and I finally tracked it down,” he said. “We’re bringing in 28 cases of that.”

That doesn’t include the gallons of coffee, orange juice, milk and cocoa which will also be part of the annual breakfast fare. The orange juice recipe won’t change this year, but coffee lovers are in for a special treat, Hogan said.

“Grounds for Change has been making coffee in our pots to determine the exact coffee to water ratio,” he said. “It should be some pretty good coffee.”

Royalty will also be seen at the event as Miss Poulsbo 2007 Alex Duchimen and Miss Viking Fest 2007 Whitney Glebe along with her court are expected to serve up pancakes at the event.

With more than 100 volunteers helping with the event in split shifts, Hogan said the work will begin Friday morning as the armory is set up for the event and the first breakfast fires will be lit at 6 a.m. Saturday.

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