Mardi Gras, Pancakes supper Tuesday

While most often associated with the parades of the Carnival season between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday, “Mardi Gras” or Fat Tuesday makes reference to the tradition ofeating richer, fattier foods on the evening before the fasting of the Lenten Season begins. This is also known as Shrove Tuesday, from the word “shrive,” which means to “confess,” noting that the over-indulgent behavior will be repented during Lent.

One European tradition for the celebration of Mardi Gras is the eating of pancakes, which being made with sugar, fat and eggs, represent in one food the indulgence of the day.

For years Eupora First United Methodist Church has brought this tradition to our community. The United Methodist Men provide all the pancakes and trimmings you can eat. The night of festivities culminates in the crowning of the Royal Court.

Mardi Gras and Pancakes will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Eupora First United Methodist Church fellowship hall. This year a suggested donation of $ 5 per person will go to support the Webster County Relay for Life.