I helped cook at a community pancake breakfast, and I loved every minute of it. We would challenge each other to make the strangest pancakes possible. The most popular request was a Mickey Mouse pancake. I'd put down enough batter for a large pancake, then place two smaller batches of batter at the top to form Mickey's "ears". The kids got a big kick out of those.
Sometimes we'd organize pancake eating contests in the cafeteria and give out prizes afterwards. There would always be a group of high school football players trying to outdo each other. I think a pancake breakfast is one of the best fundraisers any group with access to the right facilities can hold.