by Sean GerskiEditorStow -- The Kiwanis Club of Stow-Munroe Falls will host its annual Prayer Breakfast Feb. 17. The full pancake breakfast will take place in the First Christian Church of Stow, located at the intersection of Route 59 and Route 91, from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. This year's event marks the third year the Kiwanis Club has hosted the Prayer Breakfast."I believe the first two were very successful," said Pamela Daerr, chairman of human and spiritual values for the Kiwanis Club. "They've been very inspirational, and everyone walks away uplifted."According to Daerr, there were 120 attendees the first year, "but attendance was a little low due last year to the weather. There probably were 75 people."She said the Kiwanis Club would "love to see 100 people show up this year."The morning will begin with the pancake breakfast. Afterward, there will be a short musical presentation by Bill Kirkwood, the worship leader at Riverwood Community Chapel."Then, the main speaker makes an inspirational, non-denominational presentation," said Daerr, who noted that the presentation is geared toward keeping two Kiwanis Club objectives in mind."The speaker is to give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than the material values of life," she said. "Also, the speaker is to encourage the daily living of the golden rule in all human relationships."This year's featured speaker will be Mark Zimmerman, a WCRF-FM morning radio personality. His Saturday morning program, "The Children's Radio Funhouse," where he is known as "Mr. Z," won the Air Award for specialty programming in 1998. The program has been heard on more than 60 stations across the country.Zimmerman's local ministry interests include "Building Hope in the City of Cleveland." Nationally, he supports "Compassion International" and "Buckner Orphan Care International."In 2005, the speaker was Pastor Knute Larson, the pastor at The Chapel. Last year, the speaker was the Rev. Norman K. Douglas, co-founder of Heart to Heart Communications.Ticket informationDaerr said it is not necessary to be a member of the Kiwanis Club of Stow-Munroe Falls to attend the Prayer Breakfast, which is non-denominational.Tickets, which cost $6 for adults or $4 for children 12 and under, are available at the door or from any member of the Kiwanis Club. Reservations can be made by e-mailing Daerr at or by calling her at 330-689-2812. There is a maximum seating capacity of 130 and ticket reservations are due by Feb. 13. "But, if there is room, we will take walk-ins at the door," noted Daerr.E-mail: sgerski@recordpub.comPhone: 330-686-3918