2012 Pancake Day in Duluth

By KBJR News 1

May 3, 2012 Updated May 3, 2012 at 5:47 PM CST

Duluth, MN (Northlands NewsCenter)
-- A line of hot, sizzling griddles lines the east end of Duluth's favorite breakfast celebration with volunteers flipping pancakes from sun up to sunset.

But as hungry patrons work their way down the chow line, they run into a cast of characters in charge of the rest of a well rounded meal.

In between all of the flapjack flipping at the 55th Annual Duluth
Pancake Day are the other, sometimes forgotten breakfast items manned by a fraternity of Lion's Club seasoned veterans.

"We are selective who we let serve sausage with us. It's like a club. That's what the rest of the club thinks."

It's a club that's divided on this day of pancakes.

"That's the dark side, I wouldn't go over to that side to serve sausage for anything."

A friendly rivalry that's all about the spirit of pancake day.

"I've always thought of this day as the spring party of Duluth, and people should have fun here."

And a party wouldn't be complete without music provided by the coffee man.

"You walk in here, everybody's smiling and in a good mood it's amazing how many people keep moving through here."

Around 10,000 peopled rolled in and out of the DECC on Pancake day last year, providing thousands of dollars for the Northland.

They're hoping for more this year.

"It's not that there is a shortage of place to give the money, it's just we don't have enough money to give out."

Those is charge are optimistic that this year, attendance will exceed 2011.

Zach Vavricka
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