Pancakes, ponies and more as Kiwanians turn out a crowd in La Jolla

[imagebrowser id=149]The 48th annual La Jolla Kiwanis pancake breakfast event on Saturday at La Jolla Rec Center was a big hit for all ages as always, with more than 1,000 breakfasts served.

A jazz band provided live entertainment, a clown painted children’s faces, and kids played on jumpees or rode ponies — lots of people ate lots of blueberry pancakes

The event started out in the ‘60s as a fundraiser to generate funds for landscaping at the then-new YMCA. The first Kiwanis pancake breakfast was held on Girard Avenue in a bank parking lot across from the old Cove Theater, where Ligne Roset furniture is now.

The breakfast is one La Jolla Kiwanis Club’s annual major events. The club raises and donates more than $200,000 per year through the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla Foundation.

La Jolla Kiwanis meets every Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7715 Draper Ave.