PITTSBURG — All in one day, people can eat pancakes, meet Santa, do Zumba and give back to the community.
This Saturday will be a compilation of pancakes made by Noon Kiwanis, the Holiday Craft Fair and Santa’s Workshop, and Holiday Zumbathon for Communities in Schools of Mid-America, both hosted by the Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department.
The 70th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day & Craft Fair will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door.
After filling their bellies, people can move onto the Holiday Craft Fair from 8 a.m. to noon, which will have a variety of options for gift giving, including handmade items. The vendors will pay a “fee” which will go towards purchasing toys for the KOAM toy box.  
“It’s an easy way give back to the community right here in in Pittsburg,” Recreation Superintendent Sara Vacca said.
From 9 a.m. to noon, children can make ornaments and play reindeer games. Santa arrive around 10 to meet and greet and take photographs. Admission for the Craft Fair and Santa’s Workshop is one non-perishable and unexpired food donation which will be given to Wesley House.
“Were glad to have anything that comes in,” Vacca said.
Down at the the Lincoln Center people can continue giving to the community — and burn a few calories — by stopping by for the Holiday Zumbathon for Communities in Schools of Mid-America. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. and lasts until 11:30 a.m. Admission is one donation of socks, underwear, gloves, hats, scarves in youth sizes.
All proceeds and gifts donated for the event will go to CIS of Mid-America for students enrolled at Pittsburg USD 250 School District. Participants will also be entered into a prize drawing for each additional donated item they bring.
— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.