First pancake breakfast of season for Amenia Fire Company
AMENIA â€” French toast lovers rejoice: The Amenia Fire Company is holding its first pancake breakfast of the season Sunday, Sept. 20, at the firehouse on Mechanic Street, and the new addition of French toast is spicing things up for the community.
â€œHopefully the guys who do the pancakes wonâ€™t complain too much,â€ Fire Captain Andy Murphy joked. â€œWe do have the grill space. Weâ€™re trying to change things around a little bit.â€
While the Amenia Fire Company holds other events that bring in funding for the department, like the carnival and the yearly letter fund drive, the pancake breakfast has always held a soft spot for many local residents.
â€œWhen we tell people that we arenâ€™t going to have one, they get upset,â€ Murphy said. â€œPeople get together, chat and like to have a good time.â€
The pancake breakfasts run the third Sunday of every month, September to April, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. The all-you-can-eat breakfast costs $6 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. The menu includes pancakes (blueberry and chocolate chips are available as well as plain), French toast, omelettes, eggs any style, toast, bacon, sausage and beverages.
Murphy said the company is putting on its thinking cap, and more changes, including offering hash browns and introducing more of a wait-staff approach to beverages, are possibilities in the near future.
â€œWe serve about 200 people a month,â€ he added, â€œand weâ€™re going to try to keep the same price as long as we can. Itâ€™s a good fundraiser for the company and the community.â€
The Amenia Firehouse is located at 36 Mechanic St. Visit ameniafire.com for more information on the department.