Eastown holds community pancake breakfast


The Eastown Community Association (ECA) will hold its second annual meeting and community pancake breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 8:30 to noon.

Residents and supporters of Eastown will be invited to learn more about the ECA and connect with other people in the community.

“The pancake breakfast is a fun time for Eastown residents to learn more about the ECA and also to meet more people in their community,” said Lindsey Ruffin, executive director of the ECA.

“Events like this are just one way that the ECA hopes to engage more community members as well as show off the work we are doing in Eastown.”

Along with the pancake breakfast, the event will include the election of new board members, the five year plan for Wilcox Park and raffle prizes.

“The committee has worked very hard on the master plan for Wilcox Park by including some of the historical features of the park along with new designs to enrich the area and increase community involvement and activity at the park year-round. We are excited to share the new plans and drawings with community members and receive their input and feedback,” said Ruffin.

The ECA was formed in 1973 by a group of residents aided by Aquinas College and the Kellogg Foundation.

According to their website, the ECA works to foster a safe, diverse and walkable Eastown neighborhood by creating opportunities for neighbors and friends to engage and connect.

According to Ruffin, volunteers and the ECA board of directors are planning on making enough food for around 300 people.

The event will take place at Calvin Christian Reformed Church, located at 700 Ethel Ave. SE.