The first of three free Cheyenne Frontier Days pancake breakfasts is slated for Monday morning from 7-9 a.m. at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza.

The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club, with help from local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, will be serving up pancakes, ham, coffee, and milk. The breakfast actually started in 1952 as an emergency preparedness drill. The breakfast is not only a beloved CFD tradition, it's still a drill to practice feeding large numbers of people in a hurry in case of an emergency.

Additional breakfasts will be served on Wednesday and Friday. All told, volunteers expect to 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.

The all-time record for people served at the breakfast was set in 1996 during the 100th anniversary of Cheyenne Frontier Days when 16,897 people were served. That same year also saw a weekly record set that still stands, with 39,111 people served.