The sounds of Irish music echoed outside Travis Hall last Tuesday as Kings Parkers waited in line for the Jr. Hibernian Shrove, an Old Catholic tradition, also referred to Pancake Tuesday.
The history of the Shrove is said to go back close to six hundred years in England but traditionally in Ireland it was a way to use up items that were given up for Lent like sugar, flour, eggs and meat.
The Jr. Hibernian Division #3, was started in 2003 by Kateri Lucarelli and MaryEllen Trodden and has raised money for an array of non-profits and foundations including the Ronald McDonald House, St. Vincent DePaul, A.L.S., Ovarian Cancer, Little Flower and many more. In addition, they have also used the funds raised through their Shrove to send monthly care packages, hand-written post cards and over 300 Christmas cards to veterans at the Walter Reed Medical Center.
Lucarelli along with friend Anna Gallagher were on kitchen duty helping to serve pancakes, orange slices and bangers, an Irish breakfast sausage, while guests played a four-round trivia contest.
Brie Ingram, Kaitlin Gallagher and Lauren Fremgen, decked out in shamrock covered green scarves, organized to collect donations for the Head Injury Association and raised $200 for the organization.
“I’m not a Hibernian, I’m just here to help because my daughter is a Jr. and the girls really enjoy doing this,” said Gallagher.