- Thursday | July 4, 2019
- 8:30 am
- Bailey Hall, 858 University Avenue, Los Altos, Ca 94024
- (650) 948-4361
Help Foster Kids and Eat a Lot of ‘Cakes: A Los Altos Fourth of July Tradition
For nearly half a century, people have been lining up for homemade hotcakes on the Fourth of July at Union Presbyterian Church in Los Altos and this year’s Independence Day will be another good day for it. The annual pancake breakfast is free and donations collected will go to Help One Child’s Signs of Hope Camp, allowing sixty children to attend the camp in Scott’s Valley. Help One Child was founded in Los Altos twenty-six years ago and has been working ever since to recruit, train, and support the families of foster and adopted children throughout Santa Clara County and San Mateo County.
The 47th annual event begins at 8:30 a.m. in Union’s Bailey Hall and runs through 11:00 a.m. It will include homemade pancakes right off the griddle, fresh fruit, sausages, and orange juice, along with coffee and tea, with seating both inside and outside on the patio in the California sunshine. Among the food donors this year are De Martini Orchard, Safeway, Costco, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, and Lucky Supermarkets.
A color guard will honor the flag at 10:00 a.m. and three World War II veterans—all age 95 and over—will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Guests can expect friendship and fellowship in the spirit of the day.
The founding of Union Presbyterian Church goes back to World War I, when residents began holding services in the historic Shoup Building on Main Street. In 1914, Union built what was known as the Little Brown Church on San Antonio Road. Union moved to its present site at 858 University Avenue in Los Altos in 1953. Bailey Hall is on the northwest side of the church.
More information on the not-for-profit Help One Child can be found at helponechild.org.