The first of three free Cheyenne Frontier Days Pancake Breakfasts is scheduled for 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza on Monday, July 22.

The event is presented by the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club as well as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. It started in 1952 as an emergency drill to test feeding large numbers of people in a disaster and is still used for that training.

Breakfast-goers get a stack of pancakes, syrup, butter, ham. and coffee or milk free of charge.

Somewhere between 7,000 and 14,000 breakfasts are usually served, but a record of 16,897 free breakfasts were served on Wednesday of CFD 1996. That year was the 100th anniversary of Cheyenne Frontier Days