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I've learned the secret to the Rotary's successful pancake breakfasts: Three huge griddles and plenty of Rotarians to man them; Waukesha North's Interact Club and Waukesha area Boy Scouts to help serve and clean up; secret ingredients courtesy of Aunt Jemima; quality entertainment again provided by Four on the Floor featuring Waukesha's own D.A. Brad Schimmel; all the cakes you can eat for a reasonable amount of money; worthwhile cause; table seating so everyone sits together. . .
It's a very efficient setup at the Expo Center. Seating all guests side by side in the rows accomplishes two things, I've noticed: As diners arrive, eat and leave whole rows of tables can be served, restocked and wiped down - much more efficient than if everyone sat where they liked. An added benefit to sitting next to strangers is before long you're no longer strangers. I recognized one couple from working the polls, but soon knew a lot more about a couple of couples. Thing is, most if not all of the diners at the breakfast are from the area which makes us all neighbors, and neighbors all have at least one thing in common. . . besides delicious pancakes that is.