LANCASTER – You are invited to an old-fashioned, all-American, Independence Day celebration and pancake breakfast at Lancaster Cemetery!
“We are excited to host our Eighth Annual Celebration of the Fourth of July pancake breakfast fundraiser,” stated Dave Owens, Chairman of the Lancaster Cemetery Board of Trustees. “We invite all fans of America to join us in celebrating our freedom and independence.”
Presented by the Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery, the event starts at 8 a.m., Friday, July 4, at the Cemetery, located at 111 East Lancaster Boulevard.
This year Jin Hur, owner of Crazy Otto’s, will be flipping pancakes after a brief presentation in which the flag will be raised and the Pledge of Allegiance recited. Breakfast goers will have their choice of fruit toppings and whipped cream, in addition to the traditional maple syrup and butter.
The breakfast of pancakes, juice and coffee is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger.
Children and adults are encouraged to dress up in their favorite red, white and blue outfits. Children may also bring bicycles, scooters and wagons decorated in patriotic themes for a kiddie parade.
“Local cemeteries used to be the scene of social and community gatherings in the ‘olden days,’ and we are trying to bring that back with every event we hold here,” stated Lancaster Cemetery manager Dayle DeBry. “We believe that as residents come to understand the cemetery as the heart and soul of the community, they will come to appreciate our community’s history in an entirely new way.”
Pancakes will be served until 10 a.m. with the festivities ending at 11 a.m.
For more information on Independence Day celebration and pancake breakfast at Lancaster Cemetery, call Dayle DeBry at 661-942-6110.