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Trinity Episcopal to hold Pancake Supper

Trinity Episcopal Church will hold its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper next Tues., Feb. 13, from 5:30-7 p.m.

The Men of Trinity put on the annual feast event, which is held on the day before the start of Lent, or Fat Tuesday.

“This day immediately precedes Ash Wednesday,” Trinity Vestry Member Steve Reynolds said. “Shrove Tuesday in the Episcopal Church it’s like the last day of fat eating.”

Reynolds said the way Shrove Tuesday was explained to him long ago was that people would clean their houses out of the fat stuff, including milk, butter and flour, and make pancakes.

The Shrove Tuesday menu next week at Trinity includes pancakes with syrup, sausage, coffee and juice.

Cost is $3 for adults, and $1.50 for children under 12. Dress is casual.

Reynolds said that Shrove Tuesday also provides a good learning tool for those who don’t know about Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday.

“It’s very interesting because more people need to know about Lent,” he said. “It’s the last 40 days of the life of Christ. It’s a real reverent time for Episcopalians and Catholics.”

Reynolds said this year’s supper will be a little different because longtime Senior Warden Bob Goforth won’t be there. Goforth passed away recently.

“This will be the first year doing it without Senior Warden Bob Goforth, who is going to be tremendously difficult to replace,” he said. “He always oversaw the production of the supper. We are really going to miss him this year.

“We certainly invite all to come and celebrate Shrove Tuesday,” he said.