Coffee. Check.

Juice. Check.

Butter. Check.

Pancakes. Check.

Sweet syrup cooked up from Granville maple-tree sap. Check!

The countdown has begun for the Granville Kiwanis Club’s annual Pancake Day.

On Saturday, Feb. 10, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church on Newark Granville Road, the Kiwanis promise a pancake breakfast, complete with their signature maple syrup.

What makes this syrup truly special is that it is locally tapped from native sugar maple trees, a tradition upheld by the Kiwanis since 1971. The pancake breakfasts led the Kiwanis to syrup production, eventually leading to the establishment of a maple grove with 770 sugar maple trees in 2009, maintained for future syrup production.

Proceeds from the breakfast support several local non-profits and leadership programs such as Key Club, K-Kids, Builders Club, Circle K, Aktion Club, Key Leader, several school groups, 4-H, and Scouts.