Weekly Feature

2018-02-07 / Local News

Shrove Tuesday event set for Feb. 13

by KEATON T. DEPRIEST Associate Editor

Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville, will host its 12th annual Shrove Tuesday jambalaya dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13.

At the church, guests will be able to enjoy the festive Mardi Gras atmosphere, zydeco and the church’s homemade jambalaya.

During this year’s event, the church will also celebrate the annual burning of the palms. The ceremony involves burning palms collected by the parish on the Palm Sunday of the prior year. The brief outdoor ceremony, set for 6:30 p.m., will be accompanied by an impromptu chorus of the last alleluias before the austerity of Lent begins the following day.

According to church officials, the renderings from the burning are used the following day, aptly named Ash Wednesday. In recognition of that day, the church will offer services at 7 a.m., noon and 7 p.m., as well as “Ashes To Go” at 6:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and between 3 and 6 p.m. at the parking lot entrance to the church.

Complete Shrove Tuesday dinners include a choice of jambalaya, with or without shrimp, as well as salad with dressing, corn bread with butter, pecan pie and coffee, tea, water or milk.

For children, blue-box macaroni and cheese is offered as the alternative. Additionally, adults may bring their social beverage of choice.

Dinners are $10 for adults and $3 per child age 12 and younger.

For an immediate family, there is a meal deal of $30.

Takeout is also available. Guests can pay for their meals at the door with either cash or credit cards.

Overflow church parking is available in the municipal lot adjacent to Island Park and behind Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home. The church hall is handicapped-accessible off the church parking lot.

For more information, call 633-7800 or visit www.calvaryepiscopal.net.

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