The Kern United Methodist men’s group will host a pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 12, in the church’s Family Life Center. Pancakes with sausage, juice, and coffee will be served from 8 a.m. until noon for the cost of $5 for adults, $3 for children 3-12 years, and free for children under 3. Proceeds from the pancake breakfast will benefit the Men’s Club to help finance their valuable work around the church.
In conjunction with the breakfast, a plant and rummage sale will be held. Church members are contributing plants from their home gardens, and plants from Kern’s flower garden will be divided and sold. Lori McAlister, the owner of Tennessee Naturescapes, is also donating some native and prairie woodland wildflower plants. The rummage sale will feature all kinds of large and small miscellaneous items such as toys, kitchen and household items, flower pots, bird houses, books, gardening tools, sporting equipment, and games, among other things, a press release said.
A silent auction will also be held on April 12 with the bidding beginning at 8 a.m. and concluding at 11:15 a.m. Items pledged for the auction so far include a grill with accessories, some antiques, an Easter cake-baking basket (Easter cake pan, mix, decorations, and directions), a gardening basket (gardening tools, gloves, and a gift certificate to a local nursery), a children’s basket, and more. More items are being pledged for the silent auction every day, the press release said.
Proceeds from the silent auction and the plant and rummage sale will be used to offset the expense of updating the Kern Fellowship Hall, which is used for many church and community events throughout the year.
Tickets for the pancake breakfast can be purchased ahead of time at the church office or at the door the day of the breakfast. Kern Church is located at 451 E. Tennessee Ave. For additional information about the pancake breakfast, the plant and rummage sale, or the silent auction, call the church office at (865) 483-5273.