Pre-Lenten festivities include Valentine’s Day Bake Sale
The Episcopal Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands will hold a pancake supper in the Parish Hall on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 6 – 8 p.m. There will be pancakes and other breakfast foods for dinner, as well as mimosas, to lighten the mood before Lent.
Pancake dinners are traditionally held on Shrove Tuesday — otherwise known as Pancake Day, Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday — the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which signals the start of the Lenten period of fasting or giving up luxuries for 40 days before Easter. Because foods such as meat, dairy and eggs were traditionally given up for Lent, pancakes were made to use up a household’s stores of fat, butter and eggs.
As the traditions of Mardi Gras and Carnival coincide with the pre-Lenten festivities of Pancake Day, St. Mary’s invites all to celebrate the season in an evening of family, fun and fellowship.
In addition, there will be sweet treats available for purchase through the St. Valentine’s Day Bake Sale, which will also take place in the church on the following morning of Sunday, Feb. 10. The sale will occur from 9 to 10:30 a.m., between masses, and after mass from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Pancake Supper reservations are requested and can be made via email to [email protected] or by phone to Mary Ann Lombardo at 914-419-6839. Donations to defray expenses are welcome.
St. Mary’s is located in Cold Spring at 1 Chestnut St., by the traffic light — the intersection of Route 9D (Chestnut Street-Morris Avenue) and Route 301 (Main Street). For more information, visit stmaryscoldspring.org.