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Kiwanis serving up breakfast July 3
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Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast chairman Marvin Mears and fellow Kiwanian Roy Caylor go over final preparations for the club’s traditional Independence Day breakfast at the former David and Sylvia’s Restaurant on North Main Street from 7 until 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 3. - photo by GLENN KAHL
The Manteca Kiwanis Club’s traditional Independence Day pancake breakfast is set for the same time, same place on Saturday, July 3, starting at 7 a.m. at the former Dave and Sylvia’s Restaurant on North Main Street.

The menu consists of pancakes, scrambled eggs, a slab of ham, juice, milk and coffee.  Cost for adults is $7 and children $4, according to breakfast chairman Marvin Mears – a fire captain in his own right.

Assisting with the breakfast will be students from the Kiwanis-sponsored Kiwin Club and members of SAFE – Senior Aiding Fire Effort.  Regular and reserve firefighters are also lending helping hands toward the success of the fund-raising event.

This year’s breakfast will honor the late Dick Prada who passed away last week.  Prada was an integral part of the Manteca Kiwanis Club and wouldn’t think of missing a special event such as the annual breakfast or one of the weekly meetings.

Mears organized the breakfast two years ago but was unable to attend because of a traumatic boating accident on the Delta waterways.  The Manteca firefighter fought his way back to health through extensive rehabilitation to the point he is able to function once again in the fire service as well as serving as the breakfast chairman.

Long time Manteca photographer Dale Johnson and his wife Pat remember going to the breakfast years ago when it was held at Ed’s Patio Drive-in at the corner of Yosemite Avenue and Fremont Street as well as at Raymus El Ranch Mobile Home Park east of Highway 99.

Johnson who is now retired has been working on copying color slides taken long ago and transferring them onto his computer hard drive – the final product a gift to family members.