Participants serving the Shrove Tuesday pancake supper in 2014. Courtesy photo
The House of Hope and Trinity Builders team members invite the community to a Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) Pancake Supper 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17 in Kelly Hall, Trinity on the Hill (TOTH) Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr.
The dinner will feature ham, pancakes, flavored syrups, fruit, orange juice and eggs upon request. There will be beads, masks and Dixieland music, as well as face painting and other activities for the kids.
Suggested donations for the dinner are $8 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under and $20 for a family. Tickets will be available after each TOTH Sunday service, the church office, or at the door the night of the dinner. The proceeds from this dinner will support the purchase of materials for the 2015 building missions in Juarez, Mexico. Over the past 10 years, these two teams have built 14 homes in the poorest areas of the city for impoverished families.
The word “shrove” is derived from the word “shrive,” meaning confessing and being forgiven of sins. Shrove Tuesday is traditionally a day for the consumption of meats, eggs and fats not only to prepare us for the discipline and self-deprivation Lent traditionally brings, but to consume those foods that would otherwise spoil the next 40 days. Shrove Tuesday also is referred to as “Carnival,” a word that means the removal of meat.
The team members thank all in the community who have helped and supported them in the past and look forward to another fun and successful event this year!