DCSF announces annual Pancake Fundraiser

The Demopolis City Schools Foundation Annual Pancake Dinner Fundraiser will take place at Jack’s Tuesday, March 24 from 5-6:30 p.m. The fundraiser will raise money for the Classroom Grants Program, a program through which the foundation is able to support creative ideas in the classroom.

“This year’s pancake dinner will kick off our 2015 Membership Drive that will hopefully raise $60,000,” said Demopolis City Schools Foundation Executive Director Amanda Barnes. “In a town of only 8,000 people, that’s something really special, and it’s all because of community involvement and support from local partners like Jack’s.”

As a result of last year’s fundraising efforts, the Foundation was able to award $62,000 in grants directly to the classrooms of the Demopolis Schools.  These grants covered a wide range of projects across all 4 Demopolis City Schools and included science equipment, tablet computers, a 3-D printer, books, and musical instruments.

After such an exciting year, Barnes expects the pancake dinner to be equally successful.

“Jack’s is a natural location for us to have our event because many of our school clubs already meet regularly at Jack’s. Having the event there is like having it in our own backyard, and we anticipate a big turnout,” Barnes said.

Jack’s will serve the pancakes between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at the restaurant, located at 801 US Highway 80 West. Tickets are $5 and available in advance from any board member or by calling (334) 289-2226.


The Demopolis City Schools Foundation, Inc. is an independent nonprofit established in 1993 to encourage private charitable support of the Demopolis public school system. It is an active organization that provides the resources needed to effectively influence the success of all students in Demopolis City Schools. Governed by a 33-member Board of Directors, the Foundation has provided over $1,010,000 in classroom grants since its inception.

Jack’s Family Restaurants, Inc. was started in 1960 in Homewood, Ala. The restaurant specializes in burgers, crinkle-cut fries and hand-dipped shakes. Jack’s has more than 120 stores across the Southeast- with locations in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia. Since 1960, many things have changed in our world, but one thing has remained the same: Jack’s is still serving up great food, with a smile.