March 12, 2018

13th annual Pancakes in the Park another success


Pancakes sizzle on the griddle during the Clermont County Park District’s 13th annual Pancakes in the Park event March 10 at Pattison Park.

OWENSVILLE – No bad luck for number 13.

More than 300 people attended the Clermont County Park District’s 13th annual Pancakes in the Park event March 10 at Pattison Park.

Nobody went home hungry; guests consumed more than 1,000 pancakes cooked up by Park District Operations Superintendent Brian Marshall and Park Board of Commissioners member Dave Anspach.

Those pancakes were drenched in fresh maple syrup cooked up on site by Lead Naturalist Jana Marshall and Naturalist Alyssa Rooks.

First-time title sponsor Park National Bank provided more than a dozen volunteers to help keep the crowd fed and moving around the grounds.

The United Dairy Farmers Owensville store donated milk and juice to drink, while Cahall Brothers Inc. of Georgetown provided a Gator to help transport people and materials through the park.

Guests not only ate and drank, but walked the sugar bush trail, saw maple syrup in production at the sugar shack and enjoyed pioneer recreations by Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee.

“We were pleased to partner with the Park District on this event,” said Cyndy Wright, Assistant Vice President at Park National. “It’s all about community. We were happy to help bring people together to experience our county’s parks.”

“It’s always great to have so many people come out and enjoy the breakfast and to enjoy the park itself,” said Park Director Chris Clingman, who doubled as the head batter mixer for the event.

“Now that we’re getting close to spring, we’re looking forward to having even more people out taking advantage of the natural beauty and programs at all of our parks around the county.”

Mark your calendars now for March 9, 2019 and the 14th annual Pancakes in the Park event.

Mark D. Motz is the Community Relations Manager for the Clermont County Park District. A native Cincinnatian, he has worked for more than 25 years as an award-winning journalist and public relations professional. Away from work, he enjoys photography, theater and spending time with his nine godchildren.

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