There's an annual event in Loveland, Colorado, that has "Mayberry" written all over it and helps with keeping seniors active.

When you hear about this event, you might envision an episode of The Andy Griffith Show, where Aunt Bee needs Andy and Opie's help on the upcoming weekend for the "big" event she's a part of.

Loveland's annual Pancake Breakfast & Plant Sale has been going on for what seems like, "forever," every spring.

What is Loveland's Pancake Breakfast & Plant Sale?

It's an event at Loveland's Chilson Recreation Center where folks show up for a breakfast and to buy some plants; it's pretty simple, pretty "Mayberry."

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The breakfast (pancakes, sausage and juice, and coffee) is donated by Village Inn; the plants are also donated, by the public.

Every second Saturday of April, you start the day with a little food, you browse around looking for a nice plant for your home, buy one, mingle a bit, and help out Loveland seniors.

What Kind of Plants Do They Have at this Breakfast and Plant Sale?

  • Indoor.
  • Outdoor.
  • Seedlings.
  • Starts.
  • Cuttings.
  • Bulbs.
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How Does Loveland's Pancake Breakfast & Plant Sale Help Seniors?

The money raised ($8-10 tickets, the plant sales) goes to Chilson Senior Advisory Committee and their mission:

[to assist] the senior citizens in the Loveland area to live full and interesting lives, so that they might continue to contribute, participate and share in the life of the community.

Generations of Lovelanders have taken part in the Loveland Pancake Breakfast & Plant Sale, with many more generations to come. Aunt Bee and Andy would be proud.

When is the Loveland Pancake Breakfast and Plant sale this year?

This year's plant sale is from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Chilson Recreation/Senior Center at 700 E. Fourth St.

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