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Fat Tuesday Celebrations in LP

You may not make it from Lower Providence to New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras, but you do not have to miss out on Fat Tuesday fun. Plenty of area businesses are offering deals to celebrate. Credits: Tulane PR

If you don’t think you’ll make it to New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras, or for that matter even Fat Tuesday along South Street in Philadelphia, don’t fret. You can still enjoy the day in Lower Providence Township!

No matter what you call it, it means the same thing. Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, Faschnaut Day, Fat Tuesday… it all means the same: indulge.

Marked as the day prior to Ash Wednesday and the start of the Lent season for many religions, it is designed to be celebrated with over indulgence. When most prepare to give something up to show their devotion, this was a day purposely slated for enjoying it before it’s gone.

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Several area businesses and charities are getting in on the fun. Check out these local deals to join in on the indulgence.


·      IHOP Restaurant:                              1720 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell


Free pancakes until 10 p.m.

Each patron can enjoy a stack of flapjacks

Donations accepted for Children’s Miracle Network and Shriner’s Hospital


·      St. James Episcopal Church:             3768 Germantown Pike, Collegeville


Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper

Pancakes and sausage, 5 to 7 p.m. in Parish Hall

Benefits the Girls Friendly Society for those 5 to 11


·      Chap’s Taproom and Sports Grill:   2509 W. Main St., Jeffersonville


Mardi Gras specials

$3 craft beers, $5 burgers, Poker at 8 p.m.

Happy hour specials from 4 to 6 p.m.


·      Collegeville Italian Bakery:               3846 W. Ridge Pike, Collegeville


Faschnaut Day

Assorted baked goods, Italian desserts

Homemade cookies, cakes and pastries


There are plenty of ways to take pleasure in the day of indulgence without leaving the area. Tomorrow’s Ash Wednesday services and celebrations will be posted on LP TAP. Stay tuned into the website for up-to-date information on all area events and happenings, or even add your own event. Additionally, you can sign up for the LP TAP e-news, and get a daily dose of the township’s news delivered to your inbox completely for free.

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