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Pancakes And More Served Up At Legion Post
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Escalon American Legion Post 263 member Vince Giovaniello was selling the tickets on Saturday morning, as the Post hosted its annual Armed Forces Day pancake breakfast. Marg Jackson/The Times

The annual Armed Forces Day breakfast was served to an appreciative crowd on Saturday, May 21 at the Escalon American Legion Gustafson-Thompson Post 263 rooms on Second Street.

For just $10 a plate, the meal included all you could eat pancakes, along with scrambled eggs, ham, linguica, a fruit cup and milk, juice and coffee. Legion Post members handled a variety of duty stations, including selling the tickets, dishing up the fruit, grilling the meat and flipping the pancakes. Diners got their meals cafeteria style, with Legion members serving the hot, fresh breakfast food.

Among those cooking up the pancakes was Doug “P.C.” Boele while John Blowers stayed busy grilling the meat. Several other Legion members made sure there was plenty of food in the warming trays to fill the plates and there were also some working on the clean-up crew.

Organizers said they were pleased with the turnout for the breakfast, which ran from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

They also noted that the monthly Legion dinner, hosted for several months during the year on the third Saturday, will be moved up in June to the second Saturday, June 11. That way, they said, it won’t conflict with a previously scheduled fundraising dinner being hosted by the Escalon Historical Society.

Menu for the June 11 dinner at the Legion Post will feature chicken and pork.

Among the cooks on hand Saturday morning, May 21 was John Blowers, grilling up the linguica and ham for the American Legion Post Armed Forces Day breakfast. Marg Jackson/The Times