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Shrove Tuesday Waffles at Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Call it Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent is a time to feast and use up the foods in the pantry that aren’t allowed during Lent.

 

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Millie Beatie is the Chairperson of the event at Emmanuel Episcopal Church who says pancakes and waffles became a tradition for Shrove Tuesday  because they could use up the food in the pantry before Lent.

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The ladies of Saint Catherine’s Guild were encouraged to serve waffles as a fundraiser for the church which they did for the first time in 1916. Now, 99 years later, the tradition carries on.

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The first seating is from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today  and the evening meal is served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Emmanuel Episcopal church is located at 235 So. Church Street in Grass Valley. Money raised from the event goes to various organizations in the community.

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