Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
St. James Episcopal Church will have their 32nd annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper in the Parish Hall at 801 Denver Avenue, Tuesday, February 16, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Please use the WEST entrance to the Educational wing on Denver Avenue.
Tickets are available from any church member and may also be purchased at the door. It is an all you can eat feast of pancakes, sausage and bacon, plus coffee, juice and milk will be served. Everyone is welcome.
The new Parish Hall was completed in 1977 and the women began to think about a money making project. With the beautiful new kitchen and larger Parish Hall, the Pancake Supper was decided on and the first one was held on February 27, 1978.
It was on a very small scale, and the sausage, bacon and pancakes were cooked in electric skillets. With the coffee pots also going, the breakers were thrown many times, and it was rather slow, which some churchwomen refer to as “a disaster.” However, they were able to feed everyone who came and supported them.
They “weathered the storm” and were ready for the second one in 1979. Faith was with them as they learned the Southwestern Public Service Company had a large griddle which they graciously loaned them. Needless to say, things went much smoother, and it wasn’t as frustrating.
In 1980, the griddle from SPS was purchased by the ECW. By this time, more people were coming to enjoy the food and fellowship, so they were kept pretty busy.
In 1981, the griddle from Boise City was purchased from SPS, and with the two griddles, they were really in business in a big way.
The big news for 1997 was that a third griddle was purchased and was in operation. So with the three griddles, the supper went very smoothly.
The success of the annual pancake supper is only possible because of the cooperation of everyone at St. James and the loyal support of this great community, which is very heart-warming.
Preparations are underway in anticipation of yet another successful Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 16th. This is the main money making project of the ECW for use in their work locally and in the missionary work throughout the Diocese and the world.
Sarah Ralston is Vice President of the ECW and is the chairperson for this year’s Pancake Supper, and she will be assisted by all the men and women of St. James. Father Phillip Ray is the priest for St. James.