PHOTO: Sam Owen Fire District’s annual pancake breakfast has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“With an expected annual attendance of over 700 people and crowded indoor seating, it is impossible to provide a safe environment for our guests,” Eileen Klatt, SOFD public information officer, said.
Klatt said it will be the first time since 2003 that the fire district and its volunteers have not held the popular community event.
“Summer won’t be the same without serving pancakes to everyone in our community,” she added. “Hopefully, we can resume the event next year.”
Sam Owen Fire District’s volunteer staff is made up of local residents of various ages and backgrounds, including CPAs, pilots, attorneys, medics, insurance brokers, stock brokers, builders, bakers and candlestick makers.