'Hard work' key to YMCA pancake breakfast success

DOWNEY - Principal organizers Wendy Doty and Stan Hanstad credited the many Rotarian, YMCA, and InterAct volunteers (they are too numerous to mention) for the resounding success of Saturday's Rotary/YMCA pancake breakfast that saw some 1,000 guests consume: 3,000 low-calorie sausages, 1,000 juices, 1,000 cups of milk, 20 pounds of coffee crystals, and 175 pounds of pancake batter.The dancing exhibitions by 3-5 year olds to young dance students were also well-received. "People were talking, laughing, having fun," noted Doty. "People were still lined up even past the closing time of 11. And the consensus is the pancake breakfast will again be held at Warren High next year because of a perception of better amenities." Guest Nancy Swenson, DUSD board member, was led to later gush: "The new culinary arts facility is beautiful!" But, as usual, the center of attraction was game Angelo Cardono who started it all, who seemed never to tire of flipping his trademark Mickey Mouse pancakes. And, as usual, as Hanstad said, the whole turnout was to be commended for taking part in a worthy cause-to benefit the community's youth.

********** Published: October 23, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 27