Cheyenne Frontier Days Pancake Breakfasts Start Tomorrow
Flapjacks will be flying at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza tomorrow (Monday), Wednesday and Friday as Frontier Days serves up free breakfast.
From 7-9 a.m. the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club, with help from local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, will be serving up pancakes, ham, coffee and milk.
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.