It was a perfect blue-sky morning for locals to gather at the Menlo Park Fire District headquarters for the 16th annual pancake breakfast co-sponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP), the Stanford Park Hotel and the Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar. Proceeds benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.
Kids and adults got a chance to have a tasty breakfast, interact with fire fighters, have some fun with Freddie the fire truck, watch a rappelling demonstration, and get up close to both current and historical fire equipment.
We present a photo sampling of this always popular Menlo Park event. One particular favorite: a very patient dog, waiting for his family to eat, poised for endless photos, striking quite a majestic pose.
Photo of fireman cooking and family in front of fire truck by Frances Freyberg; all others by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016