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Story & photos by Susie Bergman Say the words “Fat Tuesday” or “Mardi Gras” to most people, and they may smile sheepishly at the Christian holiday that has become synonymous with beads, booze and debauchery. But not all of them. In Mercer County, Matthew Hess has been on a mission

Pancake supper at Newport Lounge (in Hailstones Hall) and prayer service at Bellarmine Chapel. Supper includes activities for adults and children. Following an ancient Catholic tradition, the “alleluia” will be buried outdoors at the prayer service and the palms from last spring will be burned for Ash Wednesday ashes. Space

Celebrate “Pancake Tuesday” early at St. John the Evangelist Church!