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For the second year in a row, the organization's largest fundraiser July 4 will be virtual.

COURTESY PHOTO - The Lake Oswego Lions Club will host a virtual pancake breakfast this year amid the pandemic. The Lake Oswego Lions Club is trying to make the best of a situation that is out of their control. For the second year in a row, the service organization's largest fundraising event will be virtual.

Instead of organizing more than 2,000 community members for the pancake breakfast at George Rogers Park — the kickoff in a series of local Fourth of July events — residents are encouraged to make breakfast from the comfort of their home and tune in to the club's virtual pancake feed.

Though the 72nd year of the traditional pancake breakfast will look different, people can enjoy "[email protected]" Sunday, July 4.

"We understand how many lives have been touched by our service projects through the years. This is a great tradition and the Pancake Breakfast is an event we are proud to present each year," a recent Lions Club press release read. "It gives our entire community an opportunity to gather and support many worthy causes."

The Lions Club is focusing on raising funds for Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, Gales Creek Camp for Diabetic Children and organizations providing food assistance.

The club also supports youths through various programs like Flags for First Graders, the Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest and Ross Memorial Scholarships.

The virtual event will be hosted on the Lions Club's Facebook page. People can make donations via a secure online donation or by mailing a check payable to Lake Oswego Lions Club and mail it to LOLC, P.O. Box 163, Lake Oswego, Ore., 97034.

"This will certainly be a unique and unusual way to share pancake stories, but why not," the press release read. "Let's make the best of the situation, have fun, and still raise awareness and money for those 'We Serve.'"

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