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Celebrating ‘Fat Tuesday’ with a pancake supper

The traditional, English version of this “Mardi Gras” (Fat Tuesday) final celebration is named Shrove Tuesday, the day before the beginning of Lent or Ash Wednesday.

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church invites the public to join us on Tuesday, Feb. 21, as we celebrate this occasion by eating plates full of pancakes and sausage.

The all-you-can-eat dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with a cost to individuals over the age of 12 of $5 and $3 for children 12 and under.

In earlier times, such “delicacies” as pancakes were a traditional meal prior to Lent, a period of fasting lasting 40 days, as a means of using up supplies of rich food items such as eggs, milk and sugar — the intent being to reduce the temptations of such rich items during the 40 days of Lent.

All members of the community are invited to attend the supper and enjoy some fellowship at the Parish Hall of St. Patrick’s Church at 225 South Pagosa Blvd. Come at 5 p.m. to have the best chance of multiple trips through the pancake line!

All proceeds go to community outreach efforts of the St. Patrick’s Mens’ Group.

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