All The Pancakes
You Can Eat Saturday
53rd year for the pancake breakfast is almost here. “All the pancakes you can eat for $5″ is the word around Lehigh Acres this week for Saturday’s Pancake Breakfast to be held at the Frank E. Lyons Hall just behind the SunTrust Bank, which is located on Homestead Road.
The hall is on Ashlar Avenue and the Lehigh Acres Shrine Club along with members of the Lehigh Acres Masonic Lodge No. 344 will serve all you can eat hot pancakes with sausage, coffee, tea, orange juice and this year, they’re going to start serving biscuits and sausage gravy (while they last) to those who don’t want pancakes.
The pancake makers start preparing the mix at 4 a.m. on Saturday and when the doors open at 7 a.m., they will have hundreds of pancakes ready to serve. There’s plenty of room for pancake lovers.
The pancake breakfast has being going on for more than 50 years.
It has been a tradition for the community since 1960 when the All States Square Club started having the breakfast to raise money for the building of the Masonic Lodge.
In 1958, Masons from all 50 states came together to form the All States Square Club and the original “Pancake Breakfast” was served on tables in a field where the Winn-Dixie shopping plaza is today.
Then in 1963, the Lehigh Acres Shrine Club became active with the breakfast.
By 1994, the All States Fellowship Club had dismantled and the Shrine Club continued with the breakfast.
In 1967, the Masonic Lodge was built and the field behind the lodge was used for the breakfast until 1976 when the Frank E. Lyons Hall was dedicated and the annual Spring Festival Pancake Breakfast moved to its new home where it is still today.