Civic pancake breakfast downtown celebrates 40 years

The city's 40th annual pancake breakfast kicks off at 7 a.m. CST near city hall.

Batter hits the grills starting at 7 a.m. CST

The city's 40th annual pancake breakfast kicks off this morning at 7 a.m. CST in front of city hall.

The $5-per-plate fee will get you pancakes, sausage, coffee or juice. All the money raised goes to the United Way.

The city bills this as a zero waste event -- with all the supplies compostable, recyclable or re-usable.

And, it's not just all about the pancakes. There is also an obstacle water relay race and live entertainment through the morning. The events wraps up at 10:30.