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Mesquite officials lend support to National Pancake Day
Photo courtesy of Wayne Larson/city of Mesquite - Mesquite IHOP general manager Robin Castaneda, left, assists Mesquite Mayor Pro Tem Stan Pickett flip pancakes as part of a National Pancake Day celebration on Feb. 5.
From Staff report
Members of the Mesquite City Council and management team hosted a ceremony Feb. 5 at the Mesquite IHOP in recognition of National Pancake Day and in support of Mesquite IHOP's local charity of choice, the Shriners Hospital for Children.
Guests from around the country were invited to celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP and enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In return for the free pancakes, guests were asked to consider leaving a donation for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other designated local charities.
Last year, more than $102,000 in donations was raised for Shriners Hospital for Children at the IHOPs located in the Dallas area.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 22-facility health care system that provides children with expert pediatric specialty care, regardless of the families' ability to pay for services. Since the first Shriners Hospital opened in 1922, more than 1 million children have benefited from the generous health care offered by the unique health care system.
Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly $10 million to support charities in the communities in which it operates.