MOREWOOD — Real maple syrup and pancake batter are set to flow this evening (Feb. 28) in Morewood when the community’s Presbyterian church hosts its first Shrove Tuesday pancake supper.
Featuring Lanark County syrup, pancakes, sausage, fruit and refreshments, the event will raise money to defray the cost of sending local children to Gracefield Presbyterian Camp.
Running 5 to 7 p.m. at the Morewood Recreation Centre, the supper could become an annual event depending on turnout tonight, says church member Colleen Campbell, who credits the church’s minister, Rev. Bruce Kemp, for coming up with the idea.
Shrove Tuesday — also known as Mardi Gras — precedes the start of Lent on the Christian calendar. It’s a day of celebration before entering the Lenten period of fasting and self-denial in the immediate lead-up to Easter. Feasting on pancakes is traditionally associated with the celebration of Shrove Tuesday.