Hundreds of families came out this morning for the 10th annual pancake breakfast at Menlo Park Fire Protection District headquarters. Besides chowing down on pancakes – skillfully cooked by firemen wearing pink – there were tons of other activities to keep the kids wide-eyed and occupied. Engines old and new were on display, many that turned into impromptu climbing structures. Some particularly inquisitive kids would even find the button to sound a loud horn or two, a good way tocapture the crowd’s attention. Any who tired of touring the equipment, could take a look at the antique cars parked along an adjacent street or participate in arts and crafts. For quite a few young boys, it was the perfect opportunity to try out this year’s Halloween costume.
The pancake breakfast was sponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the Stanford Park Hotel. Proceeds benefited the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.