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Antioch Firefighters Turn Up The (Griddle’s) Heat

Firefighter Jim Robinson, left, gets a hand flipping flapjacks, in fact, six hands, from Antioch 2017 Queens, Miss Antioch Jessica 'J-La' Lamberty, Junior Miss Adalia Tate, and Little Miss Adriana Thornton at the Antioch Firefighters Association annual pancake breakfast at Fire Station #1, 835 Holbek Dr., on Sunday, June 25.

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Thousands of pancakes and sausages were once again served during this year’s Antioch Firefighters Association annual pancake breakfast at Fire Station #1, 835 Holbek Dr., on Sunday, June 25. The event also featured games for children and the opportunity for area residents to inspect a number of both old and new firefighting vehicles.

The pancake breakfast serves as the main fundraiser for the Firefighters Association, with proceeds going towards the purchase of equipment and fire safety materials. These items include coloring books, baseball cards, fire helmets and other items for K-5 students. These materials are handed out during fire prevention week, block parties, community events and station tours to teach everyone the importance of fire safety.

Funds raised help pay for equipment for the Dive/Rescue Team, as well as offset the rising costs of training for department personnel.

The breakfast has been held for almost two decades and has proven to be the model for similar fundraising events across the nation.


Photos ©2017 Julie Lamberty, All Rights Reserved


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