Asphalt Cowboys get ready for Pancake Breakfast

REDDING, Calif. - The Asphalt Cowboys Pancake Breakfast has been a tradition since 1954 and it's still one of the biggest community events in Redding.

The Asphalt group was formed in 1953 by John Fitzpatrick who was a Shasta County Sheriff. And ever since then they have been helping different organizations in Shasta County.

The whole purpose of the group was to promote the rodeo. But through out the years it has grown to be even more.

"We are a community group of business men that are here to benefit the rodeo and the community," said Tom Spade, an Asphalt Cowboy. "We also go where we can and when we can to benefit a lot of charities in Redding."

The first asphalt group started with 15 people.

The Pancake Breakfast goes from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday.

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