All are invited to a feast for both the stomach and eyes during Fat Tuesday Follies from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 4212 Mendenhall Loop Rd. The event will feature a pancake dinner and variety show, with an array of songs and skits performed by members of the community. Pancakes will be served until everyone is full; the variety show begins right around 6 p.m., and there will be door prizes. The event is free — however, free will donations will help the church with our ongoing ministries.
The night before Ash Wednesday is often referred to as Fat Tuesday, referring to the “traditional” last night to eat fatty foods before the religious obligations and fasting associated with Lent. Pancakes are traditional Fat Tuesday fare (as they are full of sugar, fat and eggs and are oft smothered with butter and syrup).