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Whitney Hay placed first in the Liberal leg of the Pancake Day race, but lost to Olney, England by three seconds.

SCCC student Whitney Hay takes first in Liberal’s Pancake Day race

February 26, 2020

The Pancake Day race tradition carried for 71 years brings the two sister cities together every year righ...

Abby Lovato, a SCCC student and Liberal resident, participated in the Last Chance Race. This is the traditional race depicting a woman running from her house to church after she realized she was late. Liberal competes every year with their sister city, Olney, England. The town with the fastest time is named champion for the year. Lovato placed  sixth.

Liberal beats Olney on Pancake Day

March 6, 2019

Pancake Day marks the one-day celebration that Liberal holds, presenting a great big feast full of break...

Pancake Day races, contests heating up

January 25, 2012

If asked to name all of the holidays in February, residents of Liberal would be able to name off one more than most people: Pancake Day. Since 1950, Liberal has been competing against the English town of Olney in foot races with a twist – entrants must wear a headscarf and apron while carrying a skillet containing a pancake....

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