Tasty Gathering: About 1,500 attend QC’s annual pancake breakfast

This year’s Queen Creek Pancake Breakfast Nov. 14 drew about 1,500 people to the Queen Creek Town Hall, according to a press release. It is one of two annual community forums hosted by the town of Queen Creek — the other is the annual ice cream social in late spring — to offer residents a casual setting in which to learn more about what is happening in town by visiting with elected officials and town staff members, sharing their opinions and enjoy a free meal served by town council members.

This year’s event also featured a display of big trucks for kids to see up close and touch, free flu shots offered by the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department and a free drop-off recycling event.

“We love Queen Creek,” Queen Creek resident Becky Wyler said in a press release. “We love all of the social events. Our community is more united because of them. We’ve been out here for over 10 years and we look forward to these types of opportunities provided by the town.”

Touch-a-Truck was a new addition to the annual event featuring various trucks and other types of equipment used by the town. Residents were able to learn from the equipment operators, honk the horns, steer the wheels and sound the sirens.

In addition to sharing information about the town and gaining resident feedback, the event is also designed to reinforce the importance of neighbors.

“The event has great ambiance, this is a great community and we love the great food,” Queen Creek resident Giovani Joya said in the release. “We love coming to these events with our neighbors.”

“Queen Creek is a growing community, but we will continue to celebrate our small town values,” Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney said in the release. “The town council and I are grateful to serve a community that is willing to get involved, take time out of their busy lives to learn what is happening in this great town and share their feedback. The annual pancake breakfast is a wonderful way to engage our residents.”

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