Letters: Hungry travelers served hearty breakfast

For the fifth year in a row, the Vermillion Lions served pancakes at the I-29 rest area for the benefit of the W.H. Over Museum.  We had a busy three days.  Since the beginning of this fund-raising endeavor, the folds that worked this breakfast did a three-fold service: they served a good breakfast, they helped the museum financially, and they did South Dakota proud by welcoming hundreds of out-of-state visitors.  The impression they left with visitors was stellar and the appreciative comments were steady.

Richard Stensaas personally greeted each visitor to the rest area with a handshake, a smile, and an invitation to have breakfast with us.  Sid Davis again flipped pancakes and took the time to cook a special smiley pancake for each little visitor � some grown-ups got them, too.  Other Lions who worked the fund-raiser were Marie Anne Ben, Alan Fritsch, Marion Kryger, Roger Kugler, Allen Johnson, Kent Osborne, Berwyn Svoboda, Mark Tipton, Marvin Walz, Bob Wharton, and Lindy Wipf.  Billy Mount graciously lent the use of a trailer for equipment hauling and storage.  Our own � walking pancake�, Chuck Roegiers, also greeted guests. The staff at the rest area informed the pancake crew that this event is the best thing to happen at the I-29 Rest Area.

On behalf of the board of directors at the W.H. Over Museum, I would like to thank the Lions for their ongoing (52 years� worth!) support of the museum and I would also like to thank the folks of Vermillion and surrounding area for their overwhelming support of this annual event.  We enjoyed three days of beautiful weather and the company of the best people in the world � thank you all.

With warm regards,

Maxine Johnson, program chair

Friends of the W.H. Over Museum

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