TOH to have Mardi Gras pancake supper

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Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church and the House of Hope  (HOH) Women invite the community to a Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) pancake supper from 5:30-7 p.m. March 4 in Kelly Hall (3900 Trinity Drive). Donations for the dinner are $4 for children 10 and under, $8 for adults and $20 for a family. Tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the supper.

The event is also a fundraiser for the HOH and Trinity Builders mission teams for their 2014 annual house building trips to Cuidad Juárez, Mexico.   

Together, the two teams have built 12 homes for impoverished families in the poorest section of that city, over the past 9 years.

The menu will include ham, pancakes, flavored syrups, eggs cooked to order, fruit and orange juice. 

There will also be beads, masks and Dixieland music, as well as face painting for the kids.  
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 term that means “confessing.” 

A person who is “shriven” is forgiven of his sins. 

Shrove Tuesday is also referred to as “Carnival,” a word that means the removal of meat.