Sidling Up to a Plateful of Pancakes

Ushering in the fall is the CV Town Council annual pancake breakfast taking place on Saturday morning.

File photo CV High School students will help out at this Saturday’s annual CVTC pancake breakfast held at the high school
File photo
CV High School students will help out at this Saturday’s annual CVTC pancake breakfast held at the high school


There is something about eating a good pancake breakfast with neighbors that Crescenta Valley members love. Organizations throughout CV have found this is a great way to bring the community together while raising funds at the same time.

For the sixth year the Crescenta Valley Town Council will be flipping the flapjacks for its pancake breakfast this Saturday in the quad of Crescenta Valley High School at 2900 Community Ave. in La Crescenta from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

“The money raised goes to the [programs] CVTC supports like annual scholarships,” said Frank Beyt, CVTC vice president and co-chair for the event.

“And for every ticket sold the selling organization gets 50%,” added Dennis van Bremen, event co-chair.

Non-profit organizations around the area are currently, and have been, selling tickets for the Saturday morning breakfast. Presale tickets are $5 each. The organizations receive $2.50 of each ticket sold.

“Our goal is to do better than last year,” van Bremin said. Last year the town council and its helpers served about 1,000 people.

The high school hosts the event and several students stop by after early morning sport practices to grab a fork and dig in.

And pancakes aren’t the only things ticketholders are entitled to: Each ticket sold is entered into an opportunity drawing for a mini iPad.

“Each purchase puts you into the drawing,” Beyt confirmed.

The Lions Club donates the portable kitchen used by the CVTC for the morning. This year, the CVTC will broaden its outreach with the Lions by bringing their Visionmobile onto the campus. Dr. Stacy Gin, optometrist, will be on hand to offer free eye examinations.

“What we are trying to do is put as much information out to the public as we can,” Beyt said of the vision examination outreach.

As part of the day’s activities, during the breakfast the CVTC will be recognizing Prom Plus on its 20th anniversary. The non-profit organization offers an alternative to unsupervised after prom parties. From midnight to 5 a.m., Prom Plus partners with the Crescenta Cañada YMCA to provide a post prom event for CV High School seniors and their guests. The evening/early morning event has a host of activities for guests to participate in including a mechanical bull, rock wall, gyroscope and zipline as well as a full casino.

Anyone who would like to purchase tickets to the pancake breakfast can contact the CVTC at or stop by the CVTC meeting at the La Crescenta Library community room tonight, Thursday, at 7 p.m. The library is located at 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.

Upcoming pancake breakfasts are also being held at Fremont Elementary School and Rosemont Middle School. To learn more about these, visit Youth notes on page 12.