Monday, February 27, 2017

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, February 28

5:30 – 7:30 pm  
$3.00 per plate; children under 12 free
Bring a friend to enjoy the food and fellowship. 
Tickets at the door
Proceeds will go toward our support of Community Ministries of North Augusta (CMONA).   This community ministry is supported by many of the churches of the North Augusta area and provides help with emergency needs in the community.
The celebration of Shrove Tuesday (the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday) is a centuries-old tradition.    The name Shrove has its roots in  an  old  English  word  meaning  “to confess.”   Shrove Tuesday has been a time to confess sins and to prepare for the penitential season of Lent.  It also has been a traditional time to use up food items such as fats, eggs and milk that would be given up as part of a Lenten fast.  The tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday came about as a way to use up these items.  In the French culture, the consumption of all fats on this day became known as “Fat Tuesday” or Mardis Gras.


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