Pancakes and parading.
Update #1 — March 3, 2014; 9:01 PM
Due to the weather the Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper and Parade have been cancelled no word yet on being rescheduled.
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Original — February 27, 2014
Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods such as pancakes before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday. In New Orleans it signals the start of nearly countless parades and varying degrees of debauchery.
In Forest Hill the focus is turned from debauchery to community. Neighbors and churches throughout the Hills and Heights area plan to gather together for fellowship, food, and music.
Starting at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, March 4th, there will be a Pancake Supper at Good Shepherd (43rd and Forest Hill) and after everyone has had their fill around 6:20 PM there will be a parade down Springhill Avenue to Forest Hill Presbyterian led by the Happy Lucky Combo. Everyone will gather in the Social Hall for King Cakes and more live music.
Westover Baptist, Westover Hills United Methodist, Jahnke Road Baptist, Bethany Christian, Good Shepherd Episcopal, Rising Liberty Church, Forest Hill Presbyterian, and Woodland Heights Baptist are all partnering in the event.