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Hoodland area nonprofit organization to host annual huckleberry pancake feast

PMG FILE PHOTO - The menu at the Hoodland Senior Center's annual breakfast will include huckleberry pancakes, cantaloupe, sausage, coffee and juice. For years, the Hoodland Senior Center has acted as a hub for senior citizens' service and de facto community center in the Welches area.

Volunteers and staff offer everything from free books and fitness classes to meals on wheels and energy assistance — anything the community needs.

From 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24-25, the center will offer a chance to donate to their efforts, in exchange for a heaping stack of flapjacks, at the Mt. Hood Lions Clubhouse, 24730 E. Woodsey Way, Welches.

For $6 ($5 if purchased in advance), those interested in helping the Senior Center — and not making breakfast for a day (or two) — can feast on a meal of huckleberry pancakes, cantaloupe, sausage, coffee and juice.

Proceeds from the breakfast will help fund programming and operations at the center.

Though the regionally and seasonally enhanced pancakes are a perk, center Director Ella Vogel told The Post it's "the people who make the event enjoyable."

"They're happy to be there and help us out," Vogel noted. "And, we get to see people we don't regularly because not all of them need help or come to the center. But, they know the importance of the existence of the senior center here."

The event will also include a raffle, offering the chance to win a Mt. Hood Corridor Coverlet and/or a $75 gift certificate to the Rendezvous Grill in Welches. Raffle tickets are $5 each.

Tickets to the event can be purchased in advance from the Senior Center, 65000 Highway 26, Welches; Clackamas County Bank, 67403 Highway 26, Welches or Mountain Building Supply, 67250 Highway 26, Welches.

For more information, contact the center at 503-622-3331.

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