By Dylan SYLVESTER
What do you get when you mix 40 pounds of pancake mix, 140 pounds of sausage and 60 dozen eggs? Answer: the 9th Annual Crescenta Valley Town Council pancake breakfast that brought the community together on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Student-run organizations bolstered sales by selling tickets to the morning event that garnered them 50% of the ticket proceeds, bringing in early birds eager to eat pancakes. Through the organization of the Town Council and the efforts of Kyle Studebaker and Harry Leon, groups such as CVHS’ Academy of Science and Medicine, Boy Scout Troup 303, and the CVHS pep squad raised money for their clubs. The pep squad capitalized on the opportunity and raised over $4,000 through pancake tickets sales. It was the squad’s first year selling tickets.
The morning found members of the American Legion, VFW, CV Chamber of Commerce, Town Council, CVHS’ Academy of Science, and pep squad at the school’s quad at 5:30 in the morning to set up their kitchen (the equipment was generously donated by the Lions Club) and they were ready to serve pancakes by 6:30 a.m.
For the next four-and-a-half hours pancakes and all the trimmings were dished up to hungry community members. A fun addition to this year’s breakfast was the appearance of the brown bear pancake, so dubbed by the day’s workers, when Robbyn Battles came ready to cook with a bear-shaped pancake skillet. She served brown bear pancakes to all the kids.
“I was Christmas shopping online and I bought it because I thought the kids would love them,” she said.
This year’s pancake breakfast also welcomed Congressman Adam Schiff, who came by to check out the fun and ended up flipping some pancakes himself alongside CV Weekly publisher Robin Goldsworthy. Schiff then took a seat with some CVHS faculty members to enjoy breakfast.