Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pancakes for Dinner!

Pancakes for Dinner Next Tuesday at the Episcopal Church of the Messiah

Next Tuesday, Feb. 24th, is Mardi Gras, or Shrove Tuesday, and the Episcopal Church of the Messiah will be holding their annual family-friendly Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper to benefit Boy Scout Troop 161 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Pancakes for dinner? What’s that all about?

Shrove (or Pancake) Tuesday is the day before Lent begins. Eating pancakes is an old custom from the British Isles – a way of using up all of those decadent ingredients, like butter and eggs, which traditionally were not allowed during Lent.

And those crazy Brits also hold pancake races, where they sprint to a finish line flipping a pancake in a frying pan as they go. So, in the spirit of “why not?” this year, for the first time, pancake races will also be held during the evening’s festivities. So come and join the fun, have breakfast for dinner and join the pancake races!

Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverages will be served. Tickets are only $5.00 for anyone age 12 & older, or $2.50 for children ages 6 through 11. Children under 6 years eat for free. All proceeds from the supper will benefit Boy Scout Troop 161.

The Church of the Messiah is located in Hamilton at Harford Road and White Avenue along the #19 MTA bus transit line. Parking is available behind the church off of White Avenue; just enter the red doors off the parking lot and head downstairs for a great seasonal meal.

For more information, call the office at 410-426-0709 or visit

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