Why Tuesday? Why Pancakes? Because pancakes come with butter and other fats and are served with sweets like syrup. The English call this day "Shrove Tuesday". "Shrove" comes from an early English word related to "shriven" -- "gotten rid of", and was used in reference to sin. In olden times Christians "ate through" their larders on the last days leading up to Lent's fast so as not to waste anything. The next day "Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, a season lasting 40 days and concluding on Easter, April 5th. Our Men's Club cooks for, serves, and hosts an annual pancake supper each year on Shrove Tuesday. A good will offering is collected to support the various works of the Men's Club.
Contact: Killy Balabanis