Lubbock sets aside rivalry to help FargoA pancake rivalry between Texas and Fargo has flipped into a friendship.
By: Brittany Lawonn, INFORUM
A pancake rivalry between Texas and Fargo has flipped into a friendship.
The same Lubbock Lions Club that recently reclaimed the world record for the most pancakes served in eight hours from the Fargo Kiwanis Club is using proceeds from the record-shattering pancake feed to help with the flood fight.
The Texas club will send $5,000 to the Salvation Army in Fargo.
“Short of sending ourselves, which is what our first choice would have been, we’ll send money,” said Peggy White, club president.
The money will come from funds raised during the club’s February feed of 66,549 pancakes. That event devoured Fargo’s record-setting 34,818 pancakes served in 2008.
“They said they wanted to do something, but we were surprised by the magnitude,” said longtime Fargo Kiwanis member Rick Stern.
He added that the Lubbock Lions’ interest was piqued after finding out the Fargodome – where Fargo’s 2009 pancake feed was held – was also home to a massive sandbag filling effort.