By Mary O’KEEFE
Dunsmore Elementary School was the place to be this past weekend for pancake loving savvy shoppers. The annual pancake breakfast and rummage sale, held on Saturday morning on the school’s campus, benefited the sixth grade Sacramento class trip.
“I am really looking forward to [the trip],” said sixth grader Hannah Sy.
Like her classmates, Hannah had cleaned out her closet and garage to sell those items she had outgrown.
The Dunsmore lawn was lined with clothes, workout equipment, bikes, books and toys. While early shoppers got the best deals, and missed the later morning rain, dedicated moms and dads flipped pancakes and grilled sausage. Tickets were only $5, a bargain that was recognized by many in the community if the continuous line was an indication. Shoppers and diners began lining up at 7 a.m. and members of the Crescenta Valley High School Jazz Band stopped by to entertain.
Each year the price of the sixth grade annual trip to Sacramento and San Francisco increases but the trip is something many remember for years. The trip is so important that the kids are willing to part with some of their precious treasures – like a favorite doll and board games – donating these items for the rummage sale in order to help finance the experience.
Saturday’s rain didn’t dampen spirits or the customers. Parents popped up tents and the sales continued.
“It is a really great turn out, despite the weather,” said Principal Karen Stegma