Before Lent, a feast of pancakes

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
The Lenten season kicks off tomorrow with Ash Wednesday. For 40 days many Christians will try to give up some indulgences, including gorging on richer, fatty foods.

With a day before the start of Lent, some churches served up pancakes this evening as part of “Shrove Tuesday,” also known as “Fat Tuesday” in New Orleans.

In the top photo, Kevin Doherty at Christ Episcopal Church in Albion has pancakes on the grill as part of a church dinner.

The Episcopal church will host Lenten lunches in Albion starting next Wednesday through the Easter season.

Georgia Thomas works in the kitchen during a pancake dinner at the Millville United Methodist Church. Millville and Knowlesville United Methodist churches are part of a merged congregation with two church locations. The Knowlesville site will serve fish fries on Fridays up until Easter. The first one is this Friday.

The Presbyterian Church in Medina hosts Lenten luncheons on Thursdays with churches in the Medina area taking turns preparing the meal.

Cathy Rosenberg pours maple syrups into bottles as part of the pancake dinner at the Millville church, which served 97 meals this evening.