Fraser River Valley Lions: Lions flip, flap stirs over ‘Mr. Pancake’ |

Fraser River Valley Lions: Lions flip, flap stirs over ‘Mr. Pancake’

Regarding the July 4 story “Just add butter and syrup,” he Fraser Valley Lions are miffed at the Grand Lake Rotarians for claim as “Mr. Pancake.”

Our Mister Flapjack is world class flipper with many years of experience from the Lion’s Trailers. Dennis Troutman has the flipping record for Grand County – at least in modern times – Bob Temple held the earlier record. Troutman’s pancakes are world famous. Just the other day a fellow in Fargo North Dakota said that Troutman flipped the best flapjacks in the world. His work is so well received that the Lions had to refurbish a trailer for he and his flippant assistants.

Better batter cannot be found either side of the Mississippi River – at least in the summer months. So Mr. Bacon and Mr. Appelhans need to relinquish the Mr. Pancake title to Mr. Troutman. Who could make up these names?

But perhaps a flip-off is in order – oops not politically correct. We might find an unbiased flippin’ gourmet in Hot Sulphur or import one from somewhere far away like Kremmling. On second thought, it is probably impossible to find an unbiased flippin’ sole in Grand County in an election year – even though we are larger than the state of Rhode Island. Perhaps a State Flip-off is needed to determine who goes to the Nationals in Great Britain – our current president has connections there with the queen.

After winning the Nationals we would be magnanimous and enlist the Grand Lake Rotarians in an effort to secede from the state of Colorado to form our own flippin’ state. Two senators and a congressman would be in order and Bacon, Applehans and Troutman would be flippant consensus candidates for same.

Isn’t it wonderful how pancakes can unite folks?

Fraser River Valley Lions Roar

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