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Eastern Sierra News for June 22, 2024







File Photo – Lions Pancake Trailer

The Bishop Lions Club is semi-world-famous for its community service and fundraising pancake breakfasts, commonly serving between 100 patrons and over 600 on occasions such as Bishop’s Mule Days Celebration and the Tri-County Fair.  To do so the Bishop Lions Club some years back modified some house trailers by stripping them down to the bare frame and outfitting them with heavy iron grills and propane tank with piping system to fire the burners.  In the intervening 40+ years since Lions Sam Dean, Kenny Lloyd, Lefty Irwin, Fred Behr, Wally Crittenden and others built those pancake trailers, they’ve undergone repeated modifications for improvement of pancake breakfast service.  Age has taken a toll on those heavy trailers and were deemed somewhat outmoded as well as in need of serious repair.

Under the leadership of 2022-2023 Lions Club President Barb Smith and her board of directors, the Bishop Lions recently decided to add more modern grills and griddles to their arsenal of pancake “welfare”!  With express thanks to High Country  Lumber in Bishop and to staffers Scott, Jeff and Dylan, the Lions purchased 3 new Blackstone flat-top grills from High Country and will use them the first time for the Bishop Little League fundraiser pancake breakfast on March 4th at the middle school multi-purpose room.  The Lions donate the breakfast with all the trimmings including all-you-can-eat pancakes, butter and syrup including sugar-free, savory Meat House sausage, juice and coffee, while Bishop Little League charges supporters for the breakfast and makes this a major fundraiser.  The morning pancake festival is the start of Little League’s team assignments for players as well as players getting their shirts and ballcaps.

Again, hats off – er – ballcaps off to High Country Lumber for helping Bishop Lions with their new Blackstone grills and griddles.