By Tim Beedle
Since 2005, the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce has been hosting a yearly pancake breakfast at one of their local fire stations. It began as a way of bringing the community together, but it soon developed into much more.
“The Chamber wanted to do something that would support our local services and bring the community together with a fun and old fashioned small town feel,” explains Stephen Hampar, the President of the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce. “Thus began the Annual Old Fashioned Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station 86. This event has grown to the extent that it has gained the attention of many fire stations throughout the city and beyond.”
It’s also gone on to provide an even greater gift to the community. All proceeds from the pancake breakfast are donated to the Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firemen’s Fund and Fire Station 86. For many residents of Toluca Lake and its neighboring communities, buying a ticket to the Old Fashioned Pancake Breakfast has proven to be a great way to help support the families of fallen and injured firefighters. After all, who doesn’t like pancakes?
All this for an old fashioned price of $5 per person for admittance. It’s a lively, well attended event that’s always fun for the entire family.
This year’s Eighth Annual Old Fashioned Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, May 12, 8 a.m. to Noon, at Fire Station 86, which is located at 4305 Vineland Ave. in North Hollywood. For more information about the Chamber please visit www.tolucalakechamber.com.