Smitty’s annual pancake fundraiser has overwhelming response

Smitty’s Family Restaurant & Lounge held their 26th Annual Pancake Days fundraiser in support of Easter Seals Ontario. This year, the restaurant raised $1,892.72 over two days.

According to Randy Loucks, owner of Smitty’s, due to the overwhelming response to the fundraiser, held Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, the restaurant had to close early and was unable to continue to serve over the dinner hours. To take advantage of the fundraiser’s ongoing success, the Smitty’s team continued the fundraiser all day the following day.

The fundraising pancake meal, called the Endless Stack, consisted of Smitty’s Classic Buttermilk Pancakes and cost $10.99. The entire $10.99 from each meal was donated to Easter Seals Kids, according to Easter Seals Ontario.

“The serving staff graciously contributed ALL of their tips on Shrove Tuesday,” Smitty’s said in a media release. “Many thanks for all the help and support.”

In the release, the management and staff of Smitty’s thanked the Kingston community for their help in supporting this worthy cause.

“It’s so heartwarming to see their incredible dedication and support! 26 years strong!” said Linda Clouthier, Community Engagement Officer for South Eastern Ontario Easter Seals Ontario, located here in Kingston.

The local restaurant has raised over $94,000 for Easter Seals since they began their Annual Pancake Days fundraiser.

2 thoughts on “Smitty’s annual pancake fundraiser has overwhelming response

  • Congratulations to Smitty’s. They put the Heart into Pancake day.

  • Randy Loucks is a great example of a positive business owner contributing to local society. He always steps up to support worthwhile charities and this year s no different.
    We need more people like RANDY and more businesses like Smitty’s

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