The 15th annual Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, October 3 at the Menlo Park Fire District Headquarters at 300 Middlefield Road.
This popular annual event, co-sponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP), the Menlo Park Firefighters Association, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, the Stanford Park Hotel and the Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar, benefits the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. Volunteers will be flipping pancakes and serving breakfast at the fire station from 7:30 to 11 am.
Breakfast will feature pancakes cooked by the Menlo Park Firefighters, Hobee’s coffee cake and Peet’s Coffee. Junior League volunteers will have organized activities for kids. The Fire District will host a silent auction featuring items such as a visit with “Old Tom,” their antique fire truck, at a birthday party or event, dinner at Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar, and a night stay at the Stanford Park Hotel.
“The Pancake Breakfast and open house at the fire station is a family favorite every year,” said Fire Marshal Jon Johnston of the Menlo Park Fire District. “It’s a pleasure to partner with the Junior League and other local community organizations to raise money for this worthy cause.”
“We’re honored to support the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation in their life-changing work with burn survivors,” said Jan Hickman, JLPA•MP President. “As the Junior League celebrates 50 years of volunteer service in the community, we look forward to this fun and important annual event.”
Last year’s breakfast raised approximately $8,000 for the Alisa Ann Ruche Burn Foundation, and organizers hope to top that number this year. Proceeds from the event help the foundation provide much-needed programs for burn survivors in California. In 2010, the Foundation worked closely with local hospitals handling burn victims of the San Bruno fire.
Photos courtesy Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula