Trinity on the Hill and the House of Hope Women invite the community to a Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) pancake supper 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 in Kelly Hall at 3900 Trinity Dr.
 
Donations for the dinner are $4 for children (10 & under), $8 for adults and $20 for a family. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at the church office in advance. The event also is a fund raiser for the HOH and Trinity Builders mission teams for their 2014 annual house building trips to Juarez, Mexico. Together, the two teams have built 12 homes for impoverished families in the poorest section of that city, over the past nine years.
 
The menu includes ham, pancakes, flavored syrups, eggs cooked to order, fruit and orange juice. There will be beads, masks and Dixieland music, as well as face painting for the kids. As always, good food and fellowship are the theme for the evening!
 
Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, has become the traditional day for the consumption of fats, eggs and meat, all in anticipation of the 40 days of Lent, a time of self-discipline and self-denial.
 
The word “shrive” is derived from shriving, a team that means “confessing.” A person who is “shriven” is forgiven of his sins. Shrove Tuesday also is referred to as “Carnival,” which means the removal of meat.
 
Jennifer Reglien serving up ham in 2013. Photo by TK Thompson
 
Sally Cassil with the fruit salad. Photo by TK Thompson
 
Damon and Ellie Giovanielli taste testing a pancake. Photo by TK Thompson
 
Keith Stephens serving Damon Giovanielli a pancake. Photo by TK Thompson
 
Louisa Singleton painting faces and applying tatoos to the kids. Photo by TK Thompson

The crowd in Kelly Hall. Photo by TK Thompson

Beads for the customers. Photo by TK Thompson