By Mary O’KEEFE
Eating pancakes and sausages was the goal of the morning for many in Crescenta Valley on Saturday.
The annual Crescenta Valley Town Council Pancake Breakfast served about 1,000 people early Saturday morning. Councilmember and pancake co-chair Dennis van Bremen said he counted 854 tickets that were turned in on Saturday but the council fed several football players and volunteers for free.
Expenses for the breakfast included purchasing the food and the iPod that was given to a lucky pancake supporter. Funds raised were shared with non-profits that sold tickets. The breakfast has become a tradition in Crescenta Valley and helps non-profits fund raise and supports the CVTC scholarship program.
This year the event not only brought out community members, sports teams and local organizations to help out, but elected officials also took a turn with the spatula. Congressman Adam Schiff and State Senator Carol Liu took their turn at the grill, flipping pancakes.
The exact amount of tickets sales will not be known for another week or more as van Bremen is waiting for organizations that helped sell the tickets to give him their totals.