Gather your family and friends to enjoy the annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, Tuesday, March 5, 5-7 p.m., at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Hayesville.
The menu features real, from-scratch pancakes made with fresh eggs, buttermilk, butter, and special flour. There will also be local Bitter Creek extra lean handmade sausage, warm maple syrup, apple sauce, orange juice, coffee and tea. Gluten free pancakes on request. The price is $6.00 for ages 12 and older, $3.00 for 11 and younger. The event is sponsored by the young men of the Order of Saint George, and all proceeds will go to children's and youth ministries.
The tradition of eating pancakes on the day before Lent begins started in the Middle Ages and is still observed throughout the Christian world. Pancakes were cooked in order to clear the larder of milk, fat, and meat on the day before Ash Wednesday, when fasting began.
Good Shepherd, where parishioners are friendly and welcoming, is located at 495 Herbert Hills Drive, about one mile east of Walgreens Drugs. For details about the many programs available at the church, see the website: www.goodshepherdhayesville.org.