By Ricky Richardson, Contributing Writer

(Hawthorne, CA.) – A steady flow of people made their way to Jim Thorpe Park, 14100 Prairie Avenue, for the annual Hometown Pancake Breakfast, presented by the Hawthorne Historical Society.

Hometown Pancake Breakfast (Photo by Ricky Richardson)

The breakfast was held on Saturday, April 2nd, from 8:00-11:30am. Attendees enjoyed a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, bacon, coffee, orange juice and water.

1951 Plymouth Cranbrook (Photo by Ricky Richardson)

Classic oldies but goodies music from back in the day reverberated throughout the dining area. Three classic cars were on display, 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook, Chevrolet Bel Air and a 1956 Vintage Police cruiser.

Hawthorne Historical Society, founded in 2011, is a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire and empower people to make Hawthorne’s richly diverse past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives. 

1956 Vintage Police Car (Photo by Ricky Richardson)

Hawthorne Historical Society members endeavor to bring the community closer to the City of Hawthorne, past and present, by providing exhibits, materials, local history speaker events, walking guided tours for area school classes, historical reference books and photographs, personal histories (oral and written) and an annual Hall of Fame Induction Dinner where notable people and organizations are recognized and honored. Input is welcomed, comments and contributions of photographs and memories to augment the collection.