What do you get when you take a hungry community and a group of dedicated firefighters and deputies? Why, the 10th annual Santee Pancake Breakfast, of course. Today was the first of two mornings of great food and fun down at Fire Station #4 on Cottonwood Ave., just north of Mission Gorge Rd. This bash is a fund raiser to benefit needy local families, and leave it to our public safety people to do it right.
The first thing they did right was to have the deputies serving while the firefighters did the cooking – we all know how well firefighters can “cook.” Besides, who better to direct the crowds than the deputies? And after all, isn’t their job to “serve” the public? Okay, now that I’ve got those jokes out of my system I can go on to the breakfast itself.
This isn’t just a fire and sheriff activity. A number of local businesses and groups donated money, food, and/or time to make this work. A big round of applause to the following companies and groups that donated for the breakfast:
- Carl’s Jr. Restaurants
- Coffee Brake
- Hilliker’s Egg Ranch
- Omlette Factory
- Pure Flo Water Company
- Restaurant on the Run
- Smart & Final
- Sonrise Community Church
- Tommy’s Quality Meat Company
And to these companies for donating to the raffle:
- Cookies by Design: Cookie boquet and $50 gift certificate
- Discount Tires: Tire balance and rotate
- Legoland: Buy 1 get 1 free admission
- McDonalds: Gift certificate book
- Rubio’s: Free meal
- San Diego Harbor Excursion: Cruise for 2
- Starbucks: Gift basket
- Sharp Healtcare: Gift basket
- Submarina: 4 foot party sub
- Toyota Certified Service Santee: Free oil change
- Viejas: 2 diners
And now, some pictures of the fun from today…
Welcome to breakfast
To Protect and Serve…Your Breakfast
Time for the Line-up
These Firefighters Know how to Use their Tools – Check out the wrist action!
The Coffee Brake Ladies
Hey, these are better than Donuts!
Sheriff Bill’s Finest
More Pancakes, Anyone?
Don’t try anything – I have a fork and I know how to use it!
Chamber of Commerce Board Members Pat Chambers (l) and John Olsen (r)
If you missed today, never fear – just get down there between 7:00am and 10:30pm Saturday. You’ll enjoy the food and you’ll be doing something to help families in Santee.