Summerlea's 34th annual pancake Sunday took place Sunday 6 February 2005. It was also
transfiguration Sunday and we were treated to a sermon by Cathy Hamilton, a colleague of
Darryl's in courses at the United Theological College.|
During the lunch Tom Pavlasek related how the luncheons got started at Summerlea. It seems that Tom Miles, Summerlea minister at the time, took Tom aside one day and suggested that he get some of the men together to put on a pancake lunch for pancake Sunday. This being prior to the days when men felt confident in the kitchen, Tom went home to seek help and advice from Lois. After some consternation and practice with a number of the men of the congregaton the luncheon took place with great success.
And now 34 years later it continues to be a source of comradeship for the congregation, with close to 100 folks enjoying the pancakes, ham and beverages.
In recent years the event has been coordinated by Rolf Smart, although Tom Pavlasek still flips a mean flapjack. Our thanks to Rolf and the other men who helped in the kitchen and to the youth of the congregation who waited table very competently.
Following are a few photos. They can be picked to view a larger version.