Mardi Gras is in full swing with its parades, beads, floats, king cakes and everything decked in purple and gold. The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation is having a pancake supper to celebrate Shrove or Fat Tuesday, February 12, at 6 p.m..
The tradition of Fat Tuesday, as it is the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Season of Lent, started with the women wanting to rid their pantries of rich, fatty foods. Not wanting to be wasteful, these rich ingredients were used to prepare the meals the day before Ash Wednesday. It became a day to celebrate, fellowship and have fun before the more solemn Lenten Season which continues until Easter.
In modern times, pancake suppers became a tradition. With fluffy pancakes, butter, syrup, bacon and sausage, it became the perfect way to celebrate Shrove Tuesday.
“Our church has been holding the pancake supper for decades,” explained Episcopal Priest John Kellogg. “We would love for the entire community to join us. Our doors are open to everyone. Our Vestry are doing a great job of getting everything together so the supper runs smoothly. We enjoy lots of fun and fellowship at this time leading up to Lent and the Easter resurrection of our Lord Jesus.”
The Vestry, a group of unordained individuals who organize church activities, in charge of putting the supper together are, Lucille Armstrong, Dawn Richardson and Keith Mooney.
The supper is $4 per plate or $10 for a family. The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation would like to invite everyone to come and enjoy their Shrove Tuesday celebration. This is also a good time to come and meet their priest, Father John Kellogg, who has only been with the church for nine months and is eager to meet the whole community.