Yummy pancakes served up to make most of Lent

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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Community members rostered on for the Harvey Community Dinner cook pancakes for Shrove Tuesday.Picture: Briana Fiore
Camera IconCommunity members rostered on for the Harvey Community Dinner cook pancakes for Shrove Tuesday.Picture: Briana Fiore Credit: Briana Fiore/Harvey-Waroona Reporter/Picture: Briana Fiore

Sweet pancakes were served up at last night’s Harvey Community Dinner to mark the beginning of Lent.

Lent is a season within the Catholic faith involving fasting, prayer and sacrifice for 40 days.

The season begins on Ash Wednesday, following Shrove Tuesday.

It is also known as Pancake Tuesday or Mardi Gras, meaning “Fat Tuesday” in French.

On this day, Christians are encouraged to go to confession in preparation for the Lent season. Historically, Shrove Tuesday was a day for Catholics to feast on eggs, sugar and dairy which were all traditionally restricted during the fasting season.

Harvey Community Dinner volunteer coordinator Ester Italiano said the cooks rostered on served some amazing fluffy pancakes as part of the night’s dessert.

The Community Dinners are a three course meal providing people with fun, friendship and food.

The group also won the Community Group of the Year Award which was presented on Australia Day for outstanding community contribution.

Dinners are served at 6pm at the Kinsella Hall every Monday.

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