College Place Lions stage "The Big Event'

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Vanessa Shivell gets her blood sugar level tested by Lions Club member Eula Sinden at “The Big Event" on Saturday.

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Christine Davis carefully watches over what she estimated were 200 pancakes she cooked Saturday morning.

COLLEGE PLACE - Hundreds of pancakes were served up for a cause on Saturday at what Lions Club members call "The Big Event."

The $3 pancake breakfast and community yard-sale raised money for Boy Scout Troop 312's summer camp fees, while in the parking lot of the College Place Lions Park, 801 S.E. Larch St., a crew of volunteer nursing students from Walla Walla Community and Columbia Basin colleges helped raise awareness at a free health screening.

Club member Ronda Wilder said at least once a year the College Place Lions Club brings in the 48-foot fifth-wheel health-screening trailer that serves about 80 people throughout the day.

From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, volunteer student nurses provided free blood pressure, sight, glaucoma, diabetes and hearing tests in the mobile health trailer, which is based out of Seattle and serves both Washington and Idaho Lions clubs.

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