Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Pancake Breakfast

On Saturday morning when we were in Duluth Linzy, Larry and I went to a pancake breakfast fundraiser for the Normanna Township Volunteer Fire Department. The breakfast was held in the gym of a former school, and featured a raffle, silent auction, and all the pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage you could eat.

The pancakes weren't too bad, and the firemen running the line were certainly working hard to make sure everyone got their fill. Every time I went up, the guy would offer to load five pancakes on my plate, and then follow that offer up with "How bout some extra sausage?"

They even had live music on hand. As befits a small country town-style pancake breakfast, the live music included an accordion player. The band was reasonably good, and did a wide selection of songs including lots of familiar pop song reworked to include an accordion. There's nothing quite like sitting on metal folding chairs in a rundown gym, eating pancakes with Grandma while listening to "Authority Song" on the accordion.

It was somewhat amusing to look through all the random junk people had pulled out of their basements to donate to the silent auction. The highlight was two paintings and a wall carpet obviously pulled out from someone's rec room.

All in all it turned out to be a lot more fun then I thought it was going to be.

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