March 4, 2014 at 1:21 PM
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!
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.
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
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.