St. Matthews Episcopal Church is celebrating its 65th annual Pancake Supper in a new way. This years event is taking place in the church’s new Education and Life Building, showcasing the new building and all it has to offer as a new additon to the church.
Put on by the church, this remarkeable event benefits the St. Matthews Day School. The proceeds from the event go into a financial aid scholarship that help out students in the school.
Set for March 1 this year, “Shrove Tuesday” is a part of the Episcopal religion signifying the start of lint. The importance of this day ties into the celebration of Mardi Gras which is largely celebrated in New Orleans, for the same reasons as this event. The connection with Mardi Gras makes for the theme of the event.
“This year we are doing it a little bit different” Kelly Cambern, Director of St. Matthews Day School, said “In the past, you’d buy the tickets for the supper, this year we are doing it on a donation bases. It’s technically free, but the donations we take go straight ino benefiting the day school.”
This event is all you can eat, and will include a silent auction and a bake sale. The parishoners of the church will lead the event and the Boy Scouts help out by serving and cleaning up. Cambern said, “This is an amazing cause, it’s fun. All the food is homemade, the pancakes come fresh off the griddle when you come in. Who doesn’t love pancakes, bacon and milk.”
All information can be found on the church’s Facebook page and for more information call St. Matthews’s Episcopal Church and Day School at 806-665-0701.