On Friday and Saturday, November 6 & 7, the Santee Firefighters and the San Diego Sheriff’s Deputies (Santee Substation) joined together to put on the annual Santee Pancake Breakfast supporting needy local families. As in the past, Fire Station 4 on Cottonwood Ave. was the site for the two-day gastronomic gathering. Deputies served up the food as firefighters flipped sausages on a nearby grill. Coffee was provided by the great folks at Coffee Brake, and several other local businesses helped sponsor the event.
I was not able to make the Friday fest, but Saturday was quite busy while I was there. I wish I could tell you how good the food was, but because of a grand opening the same morning I didn’t have time. But the people there certainly seemed to be enjoying their meals, and you know firefighters love their food. If you missed this year, you can wait until next November, or you can contact Barbara Wallace at the Santee Sheriff’s Station (619-956-4000) to find out how you can still help out families this year.
To Protect and Serve – Your Breakfast
Firefighters Fire Up Pancakes
Coffee from Coffee Brake
Lined Up for Breakfast
Once again the Santee Firefighters and the San Diego Sheriff’s Department are sponsoring the annual Santee Pancake Breakfast to benefit needy local families. This coming Friday and Saturday, November 6 & 7, you can join our local safety providers and community members at Fire Station 4, at 8950 Cottonwood Ave. For just $4 ($3 for anyone 10 and under or 65 and over) you can enjoy pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, and juice between 7:00 and 10:30 am and help those people less fortunate.
For more details: 11th Annual Santee Pancake Breakfast
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.
This is a busy weekend here in Santee. First of all the 10th annual Santee Pancake Breakfast kicks off a two-day run on Friday 11/14 at Santee Fire Station #4 located at 8950 Cottonwood (the corner of Cottonwood and Mission Gorge). Breakfast starts at 7:00am and lasts until 10:30am both Friday and Saturday, and includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, and juice. The Breakfast is sponsored by the Santee Firefighters and Santee sheriff’s Department and all proceeds go to help needy families in the community. If you need more information call the Santee Fire Department (619-258-4151) or the Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Unit (619-956-4022). Stop by and help out this great cause.
Also this weekend, for Chamber of Commerce members, Costco is having an exclusive shopping event on Saturday 11/15 from 7:45pm to 9:00pm. They will have refreshments and lots of gift ideas for you to check out. You must be a Chamber member or guest and a Costco member to take advantage of this event, but there are so many benefits of both that it would be well worth joining them. For more information you can call Patty at 619-562-3227 (ext 240) or the Santee Costco at 619-562-2908.
And don’t forget, Trout Season is going strong at Santee Lakes. There were 740 anglers for opening day, with a 10lb 5oz trout coming out of Lake #4 Saturday, and an 11lb 12oz fish coming out of the same lake on Sunday. To see who was catching what, check out the Fishing Report. There were 40 specially tagged trout included in the stocking (good for prizes), and only 3 had been caught as of the most recent posting.