The Kalona Volunteer Fire Deptartment will be raising funds for a new quick attack vehicle for fighting grass and field fires at this year’s 34th Annual Pancake Day Saturday, April 6.

Pancakes, eggs, whole-hog sausage and a beverage will be served from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The traditional 6 a.m. fire siren announces the firemen are ready to serve pancakes.

“We really appreciate the support of the community each year,” commented Fire Chief Steve Yotty. “We are looking forward to serving the community in the coming year and on Pancake Day.”

Proceeds from the Pankcake breakfast will go toward the purchase of a quick attack vehicle for the department. An illustration of the new engine is shown above.

Firemen report to the station at 4 a.m. to begin moving fire engines out and setting up tables and chairs for their guests.

You will be served pancakes, eggs, whole hog sausage and a beverage to get you started. Firemen and their families (plus other volunteer helpers) will be circulating through the tables to make sure you have plenty of pancakes, sausage and eggs, plus orange juice or coffee.  Firemen will also be selling packages and the whole hog sausage if you like to take some home.

The Kalona Volunteer Fire Deptartment has been holding their annual pancake feed since 1984. Proceeds have always gone toward needed equipment and supplies.

Chamber Contributing Author: Ron Slechta