By Nathan Straus
The Jacksonville Lions Club will see off the fourth annual Music Jam and Motorcycle Rally with a pancake breakfast Sunday. It begins at 8 a.m. at the Norman Activity Center and will lead into a church service at 10:30 a.m.
John Mark Lester, club secretary treasurer, said all visitors are invited to participate in the pancake breakfast for $5 each. Tickets will be available at the door or at the Lions Club.
“We’ll serve pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice,” he said. “It’s a come-and-go affair.”
According to Lester, this is the club’s first attempt at an event on the tail end of the bike rally and music jam. It came to the Lions Club as an opportunity from bike rally organizers.
“We said it’d be good for those who wish to be a part of the jam,” he said.
As a fundraiser for the club, the breakfast will provide needed funds for charitable activities such as the club’s Children’s Camp, support for Helping Others Pursue Enrichment and for the Crisis Center.
Lester said he expects over a dozen volunteers to assist with the breakfast, but didn’t give a set number of possible pancake-lovers in attendance.
Friday begins with registration for the bike rally at the Norman Activity Center in Jacksonville. This starts at noon and ends at 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., there will be a parade to the Biker Ball from the Chili’s restaurant in Jacksonville. The ball will last from 7-10 p.m. and will feature live music from Shinebox; it will also be in the activity center.
The main event begins at 8 a.m. Saturday and doesn’t let up until midnight. Events open at 8 a.m. in the activity center while registration for the bike rally continues until noon. The first bike out in the fun run will be at 10 a.m. This is scheduled to end by 3 p.m. Bike games start at 4:30 p.m. Live music from Jim Alan Day, Lady Chazz and the Tramps, Shinebox, Wesley Pruitt Band, Truffula Tree, Sweet Pain and Without a Doubt starts at 10 a.m. and continues till midnight.
At 9:30 a.m. is the Dog Gone Pet Parade, for those who think their pets have what it takes to win some fame and accolades. The parade will be under the overpass behind Bearden’s Furniture. This parade is a dog-only deal and will offer prizes for six categories of dogs. Registration is free for the parade, which begins at 9:30 a.m. The first 25 entries will receive free adjustable leads.
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