Trinity Episcopal Church, 703 West Third Ave., will host its Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Feb. 13. The men of Trinity and Grace Episcopal churches will serve all-you-care-to-eat pancakes, sausages and all the trimmings from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall of Trinity.
“Parish records show that Trinity’s first Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper was held in 1918 as a Sunday school activity, following a tradition brought from England by a parishioner, William Malley,” according to a news release. “The original pancake recipe was developed by his wife, Gillie ‘Mama’ Malley. Mrs. Malley and several of her friends started the pancake supper as a church social. By the 1930s, the men of the church had taken on the project as an annual fellowship and fund-raising event.”
“The English custom of Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, is a time to make ready one’s house and family for the solemn observance of the season of Lent. In the ancient tradition, it was a time to clear the pantry of items such as butter, cream, sweets and meats, which were abstained from during Lent,” according to the release.
Tickets are $6 and available at the church or at the door Feb. 13. Details: 870-534-3832.