A "little over 6'000" people were served at Monday's Cheyenne Frontier Days Pancake Breakfast, according to CFD Indians Committee Chair Bob Mathews.

Mathews says somewhere between 6,000 and 8,000 breakfasts are typically served on Monday of CFD week. Wednesday, which is Cheyenne day at Frontier Days, a day many local residents often have off from work, is usually the busiest day of the week for the breakfasts.

Cool weather and the threat of rain on Monday may have dampened attendance somewhat.

The free breakfasts are held at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza and were started in 1952 as a drill for feeding large numbers of people in an emergency. The breakfasts are still considered a dress rehearsal for feeding people in an emergency.

The Kiwanis Club and local Boy and Girl Scouts partner with the Indians Committee in serving the breakfasts.

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