SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Saturday morning, Springfield’s annual pancake breakfast transformed Main Street into a massive, extra long breakfast table. Thousands of families ignored the early morning rain to hear music, ride trains, and eat lots and lots of pancakes. However, the day was about more than just food.
“Just running into old friends and talking to people.”
Jim Craig of Springfield told 22News, “It shows support from the community members to get together and share some time.”
For several early morning hours, more than 200 hundred volunteers flipped hundreds of gallons of batter to keep the Word’s Largest Pancake Breakfast alive.
22News found out for you what it takes to make this massive breakfast happen:
- 800 pounds of eggs
- 350 pounds of butter
- 3500 pounds of flour makes the batter
- 450 gallons of maple syrup
- 4700 pounds of butter
The event’s host, the Spirit of Springfield, also got a helping hand from the Massachusetts Army National Guard who transported the hundreds of gallons of pancake batter into the city’s downtown. They were also there in the early morning hours setting up hundreds of tables and thousands of chairs that made up one of the world’s largest breakfast table. Getting a chance to share that table with other members of the community is what many people told 22News, is what keeps them coming back year after year.
Virna Campbell-Langford of Springfield said, “This is a way for us to show the love that we have for Springfield, the community, and what better way than to enjoy some food.”
“Well it’s good because there is enough bad stuff going on out there that stuff like this really matters,” said Lawrence Shermna of Enfield, Connecticut.
The city of Springfield was founding in May in the year 1636, making this year’s pancake breakfast a celebration for the city’s 378th Birthday.
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