To make a pancake smile, butter it up. To make a Portage la Prairie resident smile, offer free pancakes.

From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, a free pancake breakfast will be presented to anyone in the community who wants to stop by the Salvation Army.

Kyle Adamski, owner of Sirius Security, contacted the Salvation Army to offer the idea, which the food bank couldn't refuse. 

File Photo.Kyle Adamski, owner of Sirius Security standing by a clown.

Adamski says anyone can stop by, and he hopes that attendees will bring non-perishable food items to donate in exchange for the pancakes, although it's not mandatory.

"We see the need every Wednesday when they're handing out the food hampers. So, it's a good way to kick off the holiday season. And hey, who doesn't like pancakes?"

Adamski notes that he takes pleasure in contributing to Portage whenever possible.

"It's my community. I've grown up here all my life. So yeah, it's nice when everybody can get together," he continues. "I love helping out, and I love getting involved."

Adamski says he would be delighted to see everyone from the area come over for syrup, butter, and, of course, pancakes.

"If the whole town comes out, I'll be cooking pancakes on blue until I am blue in the face, and we'll keep going back to our local grocery stores to get more batter." 

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