8:59 AM: Volunteer helpers from Scouts to West Seattle Timebank members are with the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle until 11 am in the Alki Masonic Center, for the annual Pancake Breakfast! Pancakes, ham, beverages, $10 at the door, kids under 10 free – and it’s sit-down service. Santa photos, raffles, Toys for Tots too. Be part of a 70+-year West Seattle tradition (backstory here). More photos later!
ADDED 10:14 AM: Here’s a look at some of the people making this happen – above and below, the kitchen crew:
The Kiwanis Club works closely with local high schools’ Key Clubs. Here’s Kiwanian Shari Sewell with Azlin from the West Seattle High School Key Club:
That club is also selling handmade ornaments at today’s breakfast:
And if you bring a Toys for Tots donation … two Marines are here to receive them:
With Santa are Cpl. Kazimir Klossowski and Sgt. Thomas Ledesma. And here from the Timebank, Tamsen and Jacqueline:
The Masonic Center is at 40th/Edmunds.