Shrove Tuesday’s flapjacks foreshadow Valentine’s Day

Two-year-old Hazel Roberts of Chesterville enjoys pancakes with her grandmother Caroline Roberts (right) and another Chesterville friend, Gabriele Thomas, at St. Clare's Anglican Church's Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner in Winchester, yesterday.  Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

WINCHESTER — Whether you call it Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday — a number of local churches and establishments marked the eve of Lent with pancakes yesterday.

The occasion on the Christian calendar serves as a traditional last chance to heartily indulge — and why not on flapjacks drizzled in maple syrup? — before Lent’s traditional period of self-denial and fasting in the lead-up to Easter.

The 2018 edition of Shrove Tuesday drew a good crowd to St. Clare’s Anglican Church in Winchester last night. Mardi Gras was somewhat unusual this year for falling on the day before Valentine’s Day.

Rev. John Wilcox of St. Clare’s Anglican and Sandra Weagant serve up some pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News



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