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Father and son feast on pancakes, May 15, 1999
Father and son feast on pancakes, May 15, 1999. Photo: Paul Schnaittacher

World's Largest Pancake Breakfast

Originally a celebration of the United States Bicentennial in 1976, the breakfast was revived in 1986 for Springfield's 350th anniversary and has been held every year since then in mid-May. Hundreds of volunteers help with the event, which provided 71,233 servings of pancakes to more than 40,000 people in 1999.

Originally submitted by: Richard E. Neal, Representative (2nd District).

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