Clowns and cakes at IHOP

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Photo by Gretel Daugherty

“Jolly” the clown holds the door for customers at IHOP, which is giving away free pancakes today.


“Jolly” Roger Phillips, left, of the El Jebel Western Colorado Shrine Club, holds the door for a family as they leave the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) this morning.

The restaurant is celebrating National Pancake Day today by giving away free pancakes from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., while the Shrine Club’s clowns entertain customers and gather donations for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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