Free flapjacks in Boardman


Neighbors | Grace Wyler .Kali Pfender (left), 16, and Becca Huda, 17, share a free pancake breakfast on National Pancake Day Feb. 23.


Neighbors | Grace Wyler .Nancy Roberts and her granddaughter Gianna Bochert, 8, enjoy fluffy short stacks made by Bochert's mother, a cook at Boardman's International House of Pancakes.


Neighbors | Grace Wyler .Rhonda Taylor and Kenneth Andrews III dig into free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes at Boardman IHOP on National Pancake Day Tuesday.


Neighbors | Grace Wyler .Jane and Joe Grace celebrate National Pancake Day at the International House of Pancakes on Tuesday.


Neighbors | Grace Wyler .Charles Pompey, the general manager of the IHOP in Boardman, and Nicole Carnivale, a coordinator for special projects at Akron Children's Hospital, work together to raise money for Children's Miracle Network hospitals. Donors at IHOP wrote their names on paper balloons and posted them on this wall.

By Grace Wyler

The Boardman International House of Pancakes offered diners free pancakes in honor of National Pancake Day Tuesday.

The event was part of a celebration at IHOPs nationwide. The free pancakes are part of IHOP’s effort to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

Guests who came in for breakfast Tuesday were offered a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes and invited to make a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network.

All donations made at the Boardman and Warren IHOPs benefit the Children’s Miracle Network program at the Akron Children’s Hospital.

IHOP has raised more than $3.25 million on National Pancake Day since 2006. The company hoped to raise another $1.75 million next year.

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