Be sure to save space in your belly for some pancakes, sausages and other “fixins” to be served up this Saturday, October 9, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

That’s right - after being canceled last year due to COVID, the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department will be back in business for 2021 with their Annual Pancake Supper.

We dug into the Sun Times’ Digital Archives to find out just how long the local fire department has been doing the pancake supper.

The first mention was in The Fairfield Times of August 17, 1961. According to a story on the front page, “The Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department will hold a pancake supper for the public in the City park if weather permits and if not will hold it in the American Legion Hall on Thursday, August 24th from 5 to 8 p.m.” The story closed with this paragraph:

“Everyone is asked to support this supper as the proceeds will be used to repair and replace equipment needed for the Fire Department.”

That sentence is just as true today as it was 60 years ago.

The supper will be held in the Fairfield Community Hall, which will give area residents a chance to take a peek at the newly remodeled kitchen.