Eat up!

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By Special to the Monitor

Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church and the House of Hope (HoH) Women will commemorate Shrove Tuesday by hosting a pancake supper from 5:30-7 p.m. in the new Kelly Hall. Donations for the dinner are $4 for children age 10 and younger, $7 for adults and $18 for families.


Tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the supper.

The menu of pancakes, ham, fruit salad and homemade syrups as well as orange juice, tea and coffee is sure to satisfy the biggest appetites. As event chairperson Ellie Giovanielli said, "Come for good food and fellowship – nourishment for the body and soul.” The Mardi Gras spirit, complete with baubles, music and good company, is the perfect way to begin your Lenten journey, she added.

The event is sponsored by the HoH Women, an all-female house building team with members from many local churches, who for the past five years, have committed their time and talents to building houses for families in Juérez, Chihuahua, Mexico. This pancake supper is a fundraiser for the HOH women's 2010 build and their sxith trip. The proceeds will be used to purchase the supplies needed for that construction project.  

Shrove Tuesday, the Tuesday 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. The word “shrive” is derived from shriving, a term that means “confessing.” Shrove Tuesday is also referred to as “Carnival,” a word that means the removal of meat.

Editor's note: See more photos of the pancake supper on page 7.