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LET THEM EAT PANCAKES! Another flipping success for Kiwanis Club of La Jolla

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Grant Hill residents Enrique Duarte, 9, and his brother Julian, 10, enjoy eating pancakes as well as wearing them on their faces. Their father, Moises, looks on.
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When the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla held its first pancake breakfast, John F. Kennedy was president.

Fifty-four years later, the club’s annual “gift to the community” showed no signs of slowing. On Saturday, July 28, it served up a mountain of pancakes, fixin’s, family activities and music to young and old on the playground behind the Rec Center — as well as a raffle and auction featuring items donated by 50 area vendors.

“It went fantastic” said Kiwanis president Bart Calame, who estimated the number of attendees at 800, and the number of pancakes they ate at 1,500. “Everyone was really happy that it was cool and partly cloudy, not too hot.”

Calame said the money raised from the raffle, auction and $10 admission fee went to offset the event’s cost.

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Will Clancey, 5, and his 7-year-old-sister, Catherine, are visiting with their family from Scottsdale.
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Kiwanis Foundation Board secretary Don Hodges gets the batter up.
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Zoe Hyte, 7, and River Hyte, 5, visit every summer from Las Vegas, where their dad works as a public defender.
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Kiwanis estimates 1,500 flapjacks flipped.
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He’s plain old Scott Kriegsman from Poway, but when he’s on stilts, tying balloons for children while teetering on stilts, call him Scottso the Clown.
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Pancakes were served with the syrupy stylings of Miramar’s Breez’n featuring (clockwise from right) Vince Petrucci, Kate Wilkie, Larry Ontiveros and Jeff Hofmockel.
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Insurance agent Bassie Kanon refills coffees with pinache.
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Ezra Jacobs, 12, and his brother Eli, 7, are visiting with their dad from Tampa, Florida.
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Previous Kiwanis Club of La Jolla president Glen Rasmussen lays a flapjack on Mira Mesa resident Lorie De Guzman.
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Kiwanis Club president Bart Calame claimed the flapjacks were made according to a “secret recipe that’s 50 years old.” (However, an anonymous tipster identified Costco batter, milk and butter. Shh!)
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