Get out and vote, and get out for Ithaca's annual Election Day pancake breakfast!

November 3, 2014 by Mark H. Anbinder

It's had a few different homes, but Pancake Day in Ithaca is now entering its fifth decade! Ithaca's Rotary Clubs are teaming up to host the 41st annual Election Day pancake breakfast, all day this Tuesday at Ithaca's VFW hall on West State Street. 

Former county legislator Frank Proto resets a table at the 2012 Pancake Day at the VFW. 14850 Photo.Former county legislator Frank Proto resets a table at the 2012 Pancake Day at the VFW. 14850 Photo.Plain and blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, hash browns, corned beef hash, sausage, fruit salad, yogurt, applesauce, juice, and coffee will be available from 7am until 7pm, cooked and served up by Rotarians and local politicians. You might find the mayor or a county representative pouring your coffee or clearing your plate, and don't be surprised if a police officer, business owner, or assemblyman is serving the eggs.

The Rotary Clubs use the event to raise funds for their student exchange program, bringing international students to our local high schools, and sending some of our own students to other countries. Lots of these students help throughout the day, so you may also have a chance to practice your high school Spanish, or even your Swedish.

For many years, the Election Day pancake breakfast was held at the Women's Community Building in Downtown Ithaca. The event moved a few blocks west to the VFW in 2012 when the Women's Community Building was demolished to make way for a residential development.

The breakfast costs $9, payable at the door, or tickets are available from Rotary members. Children under 12 eat for free.

The Ithaca VFW is at 423 West State Street. Get out and vote, and get to the VFW for the Rotary Clubs annual election day pancake breakfast, 7am-7pm.

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