David Stanfel’s family-owned and operated Little Mesa Café will host a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27 to help the families of the 19 firefighters who lost their lives fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire.
Half of the proceeds from all the pancakes sold will go to help the families with food specials and raffles offered to customers as well.
The 19 firefighters were from Prescott Fire Department’s Interagency Granite Mountain Hotshots crew and they lost their lives protecting Yarnell from a raging wildfire on June 30. According to the National Fire Protection Association, it was the greatest loss of life for firefighters in a wildfire since 1933 and the greatest loss of firefighters in the United States since the September 11 attacks.
Stanfel, who’s restaurant has been active in support of the Mesa and Arizona community since 1985, wrote in an email the loss was very sad and he has a lot of friends who are firefighters.
Little Mesa Café is located at 3929 E. Main St. can be reached at (480) 830-6201, and it’s looking for donations, gift certificates, and door prizes to help the event.