IT'S BACK AND IT'S JUST IN TIME! The Central New York Maple Festival in Marathon NY is celebrating its Golden Anniversary on April 2nd and 3rd. The 50th Anniversary will kick off on Saturday morning with their Annual Pancake Eating Contest.

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It's your chance to eat as many pancakes with NO judgment and you'll be honored for it. It begins at 9 a.m. in the Marathon High School Auditorium and the best part is all the proceeds go to your favorite charity.

Here's a chance to raise money for your not-for-profit while you eat as many flapjacks as you can in 15 minutes. I've participated in the past and I think that I'm going to enter again this year.

I say it all the time, "I'm eating like I'm on a timer" and in this case, I will be, as II'll be helping the Women's Hope Home in Johnson City. The key isn't how many you eat but the amount of money per pancake that counts.

So here's my question: Does your not-for-profit group want to make money while having fun at the same time? Then here's what you do.

Pancake Eaters Wanted For New York Maple Festival in Marathon NY

Send a postcard or letter to Pancake Eating Contest, PO Box 291, Marathon NY 13803. Let them know the name and address of the not-for-profit organization, and the contact person of the "pancake eater."

Once you're accepted, both the not-for-profit and the pancake eater will be contacted. That's when you can begin getting pledges per pancake eaten or just get outright donations.

All the money raised will stay with the organization...plus the CNY Maple Festival will pledge $2 per pancake too. There are only so many people that can sit at the Pancake Eating Table, so don't delay.

It's an experience that you won't forget and you'll be helping out your favorite organization at the same time. You'll have a great time while helping out your wonderful cause.

Don't miss this 2-day event as one of America's Favorite Small Towns will be celebrating its 50th year anniversary, it's the CNY Maple Festival in Marathon. Check out the fun we had when I participated in this event in the past and as they say “It’s a Pancake Party.”

Speaking of parties, Here are pictures from Tim Tebow's "Night to Shine" At Two Rivers Church in Johnson City.

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