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Shrove Tuesday in Marystown

Once again, this year Jessie Cullett (front), was pushing out pancakes as fast as she could to help ensure everyone got their fill at the pancake breakfast in Marystown, she was joined in the kitchen by Shirley Pittman and Diane Dunphy. Colin Farrell/ The Southern Gazette
Once again, this year Jessie Cullett (front), was pushing out pancakes as fast as she could to help ensure everyone got their fill at the pancake breakfast in Marystown, she was joined in the kitchen by Shirley Pittman and Diane Dunphy. Colin Farrell/ The Southern Gazette - Colin Farrell

Pancake breakfast raises money for housing and homelessness issues

The smell of fried bologna greeted visitors before they even opened the door of the Marystown Lions Club, where Burin Peninsula Advisory Board members were serving up healthy portions of pancakes, eggs and bologna on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

The local advisory board is one of several provincial networks of the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network.

The annual provincewide breakfast fundraiser raises money to help combat issues dealing with housing and homelessness in the province.

The room was a buzz with many conversations merging into one as Marystown residents, as well as employees from local businesses, gathered in conversation while enjoying the meal.

Last year the board used the funds raised to make some local donations, including a $300-donation to the food banks in Burin, Creston South, Marystown and St. Lawrence. A $300-donation was also made last year to the Smallwood Crescent Community Centre’s Christmas programs, as well as an additional $200 toward their laundry room project.

The total raised during Tuesday’s event was not available as of deadline.
Community pancake breakfasts were also held at the College of the North Atlantic in Burin, Keyin College in Marystown, and the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre.

colin.farrell@southerngazette.ca

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