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Crowd flips for pancakes -- and more -- at Wakeman Town Farm

Published 12:10 pm, Monday, October 15, 2012

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  • Peter Wormser, a Wakeman Town Farm volunteer, serves pancakes to William and Henry Matar, ages 9 and 7, of Westport, at the farm's annual pancake breakfast Sunday. Photo: Mike Lauterborn / Westport News contributed
    Peter Wormser, a Wakeman Town Farm volunteer, serves pancakes to William and Henry Matar, ages 9 and 7, of Westport, at the farm's annual pancake breakfast Sunday. Photo: Mike Lauterborn

 

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Normally, snakes and pancakes do not make for a natural pairing.

But at Wakeman Town Farm on Sunday morning, both were on the "menu."

The farm, at 134 Cross Highway, hosted its 2nd annual Pancake Breakfast, attracting families hungering for flapjacks and bacon, as well as the kind of agricultural experiences for which the farm is known.

Carrie Aitkenhead, whose husband Mike is the farm steward, said of the popular pancake breakfast, "We had hundreds of people -- around 700 -- visit last year, and it looks like another good event this year.

"The fees help support our programs and capital maintenance projects, like our need for a new roof."

The gathering, she added, "It's a great way to get the community involved and out here to see what we're doing."

Besides the pancakes, featured offerings included presentations by Solarize Westport, Nugget the chicken, a kids play area and Connecticut Junior Naturalists showing and talking about some of the farm's resident reptiles.