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Blueberry Festival kicks off with pancake breakfast in South Haven

Blueberry lovers from across the region are flocking to South Haven for the four-day National Blueberry Festival. FILE

Blueberry lovers from across the region are flocking to South Haven for the four-day National Blueberry Festival.

Festivities kicked off today with a 5K and 10K run/walk. Other events include a pancake breakfast, run by the Kiwanis Club.

During the next two days, over 2,000 people will eat blueberry pancakes for a good cause.

Organizers said they go through plenty of blueberries to make the signature event happen.

"We got through about 300 pounds of dry pancake mix, 180 pounds of blueberries, 200 pounds of sausage,” said Ron Seiler, event chairman. "It's really a fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club, which is a service organization and 100% of the profits go back into children's programs."

The Kiwanis Club expects to raise roughly $10,000 over the weekend during the two pancake breakfasts they will host, all to help the kids in the South Haven area.

The pancake breakfast runs again on Sunday morning from 8 a.m. to noon at the Huron Street Pavilion in South Haven. Other Blueberry Festival activities go through 11:30 p.m. tonight and again tomorrow through 4 p.m.

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