Mark your calendars! On February 25th at 6:00 p.m. the youth will host our annual Mardi Gras Party and Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner. Shrove Tuesday, celebrated on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, originated during the Middle Ages. Food items like meats, fats, eggs, milk and fish were regarded as restricted during Lent. To keep such food from being wasted, many families would have big feasts on Shrove Tuesday in order to consume those items that would inevitably become spoiled during the next forty days. The English tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday came about as a way to use as much milk, fats, and eggs as possible before Ash Wednesday began. In France, the consumption of all fats and fatty foods on this day coined the name “Fat Tuesday” or Mardi Gras. Join us for an exciting evening that will include Pancake stations with all the toppings, live festive music, a photo booth, Mardi Gras masks…and so much more. All donations will go to support youth Summer trips! Come on out dressed in your best Mardi Gras garb, and help us celebrate while supporting a great cause!