Shrove Tuesday is a time of pancakes and Auburn is no exception. Pancake Tuesday’s highlights included the St. Luke’s Episcopal Pancake Mardi Gras and a smaller gathering at Sweetpeas eatery in Bowman organizers dubbed Auburn’s first known Pancake Day. At St. Luke’s, Anne and Merl Switzer are serenaded on an 18th century violin by Dave Judd. The Downtown Auburn church has been putting on Shrove Tuesday pancake meals for at least 80 years. St. Luke’s server Toney Gausewitz got into the spirit of Mardi Gras with a colorful hat and bright smile as she brought out plates of pancakes at the Orange Street church hall. And Deacon Bill Hefti was front and center in the kitchen arranging platefuls of Shrove Tuesday pancakes and fixings while volunteers busily prepared more meals behind him.
In Bowman, Mike Lynch, organizer of what is being dubbed the first official Pancake Day in Auburn, gathered a small but enthusiastic group of pancake fans for a celebration at Sweetpeas restaurant. Sweetpeas waiter Rolando Medina says Shrove Tuesday is a busy one for pancakes every year. Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday is the traditional feast day before Lent or Ash Wednesday.
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