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Pancake breakfast returns Saturday to Springfield's Main Street

Spirit of Springfield
The "Worlds Largest Pancake Breakfast" in 2009

Annual community event was disrupted for two years because of the pandemic

Breakfast is being served this Saturday to thousands of people in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts.

The tradition of The World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast is returning to mid-May for the first time in two years.

Along with the pancakes, syrup, bacon, and beverages there will also be free entertainment and displays.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Judy Matt, President of Spirit of Springfield, the nonprofit that presents the community event.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.