THE Ararat community is invited to St Andrews Uniting Church for Pancake Day on March 13.
Church volunteers are selling pancakes to raise funds to support the work of Uniting Vic. Tas.
Uniting Vic.Tas provides support services to vulnerable and marginalized people across Victoria and Tasmania, including those experiencing homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction or mental illness.
They also support the disabled; assist older people to maintain their independence; offer access to training and support new arrivals to our community; and support early childhood learning and families.
This year March 5 marked Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday.
This is the last day before the start of Lent, a period of fasting and prayer leading up to Easter.
Traditionally, people would use up all the luxury goodies in the pantry, like flour, butter and eggs, before the Lenten period of abstinence.
“Pancake Day is a great way for people to get together, eat yummy pancakes and help others at the same time,” said organiser Philippa Hale.
“We’ve been taking part in the Pancake Day Appeal for many years.”
In the 18 years it has been running, the Pancake Day appeal has raised over $2 million for Victorian and Tasmanian communities.
St Andrews Pancake Day will be held from 10am to 1pm next Wednesday.
This year’s theme is “Flowers, Flowers Everywhere”.
Come and see an eclectic display of flowers in many forms – from tablecloths, jewellery to crockery and books (while your pancakes are cooking!).
Entry is $7.50, for all you can eat and bottomless cups of tea and coffee. Free entry for children to age 12.
While you’re with us, you can now receive updates straight to your inbox each Friday morning from The Ararat Advertiser. To make sure you’re up-to-date with all the news from Ararat and districts, sign up here.