Pass the syrup. It's time for the 58th Annual Pancake Days.

Pancake Days, the Lion's Club of Sioux Falls flagship event, started in 1957 at the Coliseum. The line stretched 2 ½ blocks and patrons lined up 4 deep. It took almost 2 hours to get served. They persevered with only 4 old cast iron grills. According to downtownsiouxfalls.com, Lion Al Schock invited Aunt Jemima to the event. She accepted the invitation and presented with a Black Hills Gold Key to the city.

Fast-forward to 2014, and the super-grills can can make 48 pancakes in three minutes.

The Sioux Falls Downtown Lion’s Club will serve over 15,000 people during a 2-day event at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

The event begins the evening of Tuesday, April 22nd  from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and all day Wednesday the 23rd from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.  Children six and under are free. Tickets will be available for purchase at:  Lewis Drug, HyVee, Ace Hardware and Gustaf’s Greenery.

Proceeds help aid the vision and hearing impaired and other charities in the Sioux Falls community.