SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Spirit of Springfield hosted the World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast on Saturday.
The breakfast was from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Main Street from State Street to Bridge Street. This year’s breakfast will celebrate Springfield’s 387th birthday. Pancakes, bacon, coffee, juice, and milk were available.
The honorary chair for the pancake breakfast was Springfield Police Superintendent Cheryl Clapprood this year.
Mayor Domenic Sarno, along with Spirit of Springfield President Judy Matt, Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi, MGM Springfield President and COO Chris Kelley were among the officials at the event.
Mayor Sarno stated, “I am looking forward to joining with Spirit of Springfield President Judy Matt and her dedicated team, and all of the sponsors, volunteers and supports to celebrate our World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast. This family-friendly and wonderful event draws thousands to our downtown to enjoy a warm breakfast of pancakes, bacon, coffee, juice, milk and more. I also want to thank all of the workers and volunteers; without them this World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast wouldn’t be possible. Special thanks to our Springfield Police Officers and Firefighters, DPW workers and Parks personnel for their efforts too. So come on down and kickoff your weekend with a good pancake breakfast. Hope to see you there.”
The event showcases and celebrates the Springfield community, and the community certainly showed up on a beautiful Saturday morning.
“I love pancakes!,” exclaimed young attendees.
It was another successful turnout for Springfield’s World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast. It’s a celebratory event that honors Springfield’s founding back in 1636, and each year it seems to grow more popular!
“We’re going to have to extend the breakfast probably for at least another hour because the crowds are so big!,” expressed Spirit of Springfield President, Judy Matt.
With the simple flip of a pancake thousands came here to Springfield to enjoy the day’s events. Main Street, Bridge Street, and State Street; all filled with tables and booths, including our very own 22News booth. Volunteers were assisting in serving the breakfast, which on top of pancakes included bacon, coffee, orange juice, and more.
“I think everybody had a good time and I’m hoping they did because that’s what we did it for,” added Judy Matt.
Attendees walked away feeling full in more ways than one. Young Dominic from Springfield enjoying the spectacle, and of course being able to enjoy some great breakfast food as well, “A lot of pancakes!”
“I come out here every year. I’ve been coming out here since I was a kid, and I bring my kids out here as a family event to interact with the community,” expressed Springfield resident, Sammy Diaz.
“It was a good day, a good day for the region, really,” concluded Matt.