Flapjacks will be flying at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza Monday morning, as Frontier Days hosts the first of three free pancake breakfasts.
Beginning at 7 a.m., the Kiwanis Club, with help from the Cheyenne Boys and Girl Scouts, will be serving up pancakes, ham, milk and coffee with a special Cheyenne "howdy" and a smile.
Started as an emergency preparedness drill in 1952, the CFD pancake breakfast is not only a much-loved tradition, it's a chance for Kiwanians to show Civil Defense just how many people they can feed in a short period of time.
The single-day record was registered during the Wednesday 1996 feeding frenzy, where 16,897 people were served.  The weekly record was broken that same year, when 39,111 were fed in a combined serving time of eight hours and ten minutes.
This year, volunteers will serve up more than 100,000 pancakes along with 630 pounds of butter and 475 gallons of syrup, 3,000 pounds of ham, 9,200 cartons of milk and 520 gallons of coffee.
Amy Richards, Townsquare Media
Amy Richards, Townsquare Media

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