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Yum! Pancakes!

The Downtown Optimist Club depends upon one primary fundraiser each year to raise funds to support all of the programs we donate to in the Meridian area. That fundraiser is our Annual Pancake Jubilee. Usually, each year on one single day from 6:30am to around 7:00pm, we feed around 3,000 people all-you-can-eat pancakes with all the fixing’s including sausage, syrup, milk, soda and coffee. On average during that day we will cook more than 12,000 pancakes and 7,500 patties of sausage. Gallons of butter and syrup will be poured and thousands of cartons of milk and cans of Coco-Cola will wash it all down.

The DTOC Pancake Jubilee has been a favorite of Meridian and Lauderdale County residents for over 75 years and is one of the most anticipated events held in our fair city each year. Parents who have benefited from the resources generated by this unique event are now adults who bring their children and grandchildren each year to enjoy a grand time of food and fellowship with their neighbors. We like to say that Pancake Jubilee is “Meridian’s Front Porch” where friends can gather, eat some great food, support a great cause, relax and enjoy themselves all at the same time.


This year our event will take place on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at the Temple Theater Ballroom in the back of the Temple Theater from 6:30am until 7:00pm. The event will include take-out service and sit down eating if you like. We’ll also have drink service with soda, milk and water available. Tickets are $6.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door.

Let’s gather again on “Meridian’s Front Porch!

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We appreciate everyone who has supported our efforts over the years!

You can purchase tickets from any DTOC Member or at any of the locations below:

  • AT&T Store – Hwy 39 N
  • Barry, Thaggard, May LLP Law Firm – Downtown
  • Choctaw Area Council of Boy Scouts – 4810 North Park Drive
  • The Citizens Bank – Collinsville
  • The Citizens Bank – Hwy 39 Eastgate
  • Great Southern Bank – 22nd Ave
  • Jeffery Wilson Agency – Hwy 39 N
  • Quality PC of Meridian – Hwy 45 N

Or, purchase your Pancake Jubilee Tickets online right here, right now! Be sure, to print your receipt and bring it with you to the event!


Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Serving from 6:30am until 7:00pm
Temple Theater Ballroom
2320 8th Street Meridian, MS

Tickets: $6.00 in advance; $7.00 at the door.
(Note: Online purchases will include a 75 cent processing fee)

You do not need a Paypal account to purchase tickets!

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