Miss Liberal Elizabeth Rohloff helps the Early Risers Kiwanis make pancakes at the annual breakfast this past Pancake Day. Ordinary citizens can try whipping up some prize-winning pancakes Aug. 8 at the Iron Grill Cook-Off. The contest is sponsored by the Pancake Day Board and first, second, and third-place winning teams will receive cash prizes.
12 International pancake racers.
Mikayla Kundsen Jeanette Contreras Kari Wiltse
Lynn Gerstenkorn Jerri Lynn Lyddon Ruthie Luallen
Kim Thomas Marcie Hammel Michelle McNabb
Tara Bruce Tasha Gallegos Whitney Hampton
We are expecting several past race winners to attend Pancake Day events. Two of them will race in the Last Chance Race.
John Smail, left, the mayor of Olney, England, and his wife, Peggy, right, visit with Billie Warden, who won Liberal's first Pancake Day race in 1950, at Saturday's High Tea at the Baker Arts Center in Liberal. Warden will compete in this year's Last Chance Race Tuesday. The Smails arrived in Liberal Friday and will attend all Pancake Day events. [ 2-22-09]
We have 12 International Racers. word 97-2003/ [ 2-22-09]
The Smails, our British guests from Olney, arrived Friday afternoon. We dropped by Collins Diamond Jewelers to pick up the tray and tiara for the race winner.
Olney Mayor John Smail, second from right, and his wife, Peggy, second from left, admire the engraved silver tray that will be presented to the winner of Liberal's 60th International Pancake Day Race Tuesday. Audie Bartel, center, holds the tray as his son, Colton Bartel, far left, and wife, Karla Bartel, far right, look on. Olney's winner will receive an identical engraved tray as a gift from Liberal. Audie and Karla Bartel, owners of Collins Diamond Jewelers, have donated the engraved trays for Liberal and Olney winners each year for almost three decades. The trays this year are larger and specially engraved to commemorate the 60th Pancake Day Race between the two cities
The Mayor of Olney, England, and his wife will be in Liberal for four days for the 60th International Pancake Day Race. [2-15-09]
Olney Mayor RTF/ Olney Mayor Word 97-2003
Past International Pancake Race Winners. Word 97-2003 RTF [ 2-5-09]
60th anniversary commemorative merchandise available word 97- 03/ RTF
Pancake Day talent show emcees, tickets on sale Word 97-2003/ RTF
Tracy Utz Brock Kappelmann
pictures from the flipping contest at Sunflower Intermediate Center held Friday February 13, 2009. Cottonwood won the contest this year so they are tied 1-1.