For centuries, the English have celebrated Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent, with merriment and antics and especially, great quantities of pancakes. In fact, the fried flat cakes became so important to the holiday that is has also been called Pancake Day, or Pancake Tuesday.
Long ago, strict Christian Lenten rules prohibited the eating of all dairy products; so keen housewives made pancakes to use up their supplies of eggs, milk, butter and other fats. They could be easily made and cooked in a skillet or on a griddle. Families ate stacks of them, and pancakes were popular with all classes.
At Center, we open our doors to the community to come and eat pancakes on the Tuesday evening before Lent each year. This is a special time of fellowship and remembrance as we prepare our hearts and minds for the Easter season and serve the community as well.
Girl Scouts meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:30.
Center UMS hosts the Guilford County Senior Resources the 2nd Tuesday of each month from September - May for a delicious lunch and program selected to entertain and inspire seniors. The meal is paid for my Senior Resources but reservations are necessary.