THE JULY 4TH
PANCAKE BREAKFAST RETURNS!
The "Revolutionary" Flying Pancake Breakfast at the Historic Wayzata Depot was back again after the Covid hiatus on July 4th, 2021!
Returning for its 15th year in Wayzata, the Flying Pancake Breakfast invited hungry guests to the Wayzata Depot, 402 Lake St. E., Wayzata, MN 55391, on July 4th, 2021. The lakeside celebration, which drew over 1,200 visitors, was hosted by the Lake Minnetonka Society of the Children of the American Revolution.
“It’s become a great tradition in the Wayzata and Lake Minnetonka community,” said CAR co-President Angus Muldoon, "and we are so happy to be back, celebrating July 4th with the community." CAR co-President Amalia Ahlquist added that "this year is especially meaningful to us, as the event had to be canceled last year due to construction and Covid-19."
For the “flying” part of the breakfast, guests used their plates to catch airborne pancakes flung by the cooks stationed behind the griddle. Walk-up service was also available. The breakfast also included sausage, coffee, and cold drinks.
The event ran 8 a.m.-noon, with a 10 a.m. program featuring a flag raising and rifle salute. The breakfast was $8, and USA Veterans ate free of charge. Guests mingled around the miniature railroad in the Depot Garden, enjoyed the lakeside views, and learned about the history of the Revolution - all while enjoying a fun, flying meal.
The patriotic event is a service project by the young members of the Lake Minnetonka Children of the American Revolution as a way to present an educational, historical and fun event that honors veterans.
The 7th Pennsylvania Regiment of Revolutionary actors, the Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard and the Daughters of the American Revolution also returned to join the celebration. Period-costumed actors fired their muskets, talked about their uniforms and educated visitors on the history of Independence Day and the men and women who helped found the nation.
Event proceeds traditionally are granted to support veterans charities. For example, in 2019 funds supported Minnesota children of injured or deployed military parents, and scholarship grants were gifted to outstanding Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets in Minnesota.
For more information, and to join us next year, please follow us on Instagram and Facebook, and/or email us at CARLakeMtka@gmail.com.
We hope to see you at the Breakfast every year!