On Sunday, February 26 members of the community are invited to a pancake brunch in Community Hall after worship service to celebrate Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday. The meal will celebrate the season before Lent begins. Pancakes with delicious toppings and sausage will be served from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. A donation of $5 or more is requested to benefit The Williamstown Food Pantry.
To add to the festive occasion, diners will be treated to Mardi Gras beads and background jazz.
Special pancake toppings will include real maple syrup, homemade applesauce, blueberry sauce and whipped cream. Gluten free pancakes and sausage will be available also.
In the liturgical calendar the day preceding Lent is known as Shrove Tuesday. Pancakes are associated with that day because they were a way to use up rich foods, such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the forty days of Lent, when many people eat plainer food to simulate fasting.
The Williamstown Food Pantry, housed at St. Patrick’s Church, provides food for families in need. Depending on the situation, they try to help with other items also. The food pantry serves over 400 different families every year.
We need lots of help in putting this together, so please chip in. Can you whip up some luscious blueberry sauce? Or can you donate some orange juice or cans of whipped cream? Can you assemble the pancake ingredients beforehand? Can you help at the brunch: taking donations at the entrance? helping to set the tables? servicing the tables to keep them tidy? washing dishes and cleaning up?
Please let Carolyn Behr know how you can help by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, and we hope to see you and your families and neighbors there.