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Weekend Breakfasts Fill Up Hungry Crowds
American Legion Post 263 member Fallon Nunes, left, smiles and visits with a table full of Saturday morning diners, turning out for the Armed Forces Day breakfast hosted at the Legion Post in Escalon on May 20. Times Photos By Marg Jackson

Saturday was breakfast day in Escalon, Sunday it was breakfast day in Farmington; and some people enjoyed attending both events.

The Escalon American Legion Post 263 and American Legion Riders put on their annual Armed Forces Day breakfast on May 20, with the Post rooms full throughout the majority of the morning. Ham and linguica, scrambled eggs, pancakes, fruit, juice and coffee were all a part of the meal and Legion members did the cooking and serving. Young volunteers helped clear away the dirty dishes once diners were done. There was enough to go back for more and the Saturday fundraiser was classified as a success.

On Sunday morning, the focus shifted to the Farmington Fire Department, with the firehouse at the corner of Highway 4 and Escalon-Bellota Road bursting at the seams. It was a steady stream of diners from 7 a.m. on, with all you can eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham slices, and beverages served. There was also the opportunity to take a chance on a number of raffles; there were a variety of silent auction items, and some of the fire department rigs were on display for youngsters to enjoy touring. The May 21 breakfast, officials said, was definitely a hit, as people from throughout the area made the trip to Farmington to support the volunteer fire department.

Among those cooking items to serve at the American Legion Armed Forces Day breakfast on Saturday was Gary Brenner, here keeping a close eye on the linguica as he grills it up.
Sunday, May 21 featured the annual Farmington Fire Department pancake breakfast fundraiser and helping flip the flapjacks on the grill outside the fire station was volunteer Clarence Borba.
Using his cooking skills, Stephen Mendez was scrambling the eggs while also grilling the ham slices, keeping the food coming for the hungry crowd at the Farmington firehouse on Sunday.