Freedom Flapjacks Breakfast

Event Date: July 1, 2017 at 7:00 am Event Location: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro

Historic St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is hosting the second of its Summer Pancake Breakfast Series. Freedom Flapjacks Breakfast will be held in the Parish Hall on Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 7 – 11 a.m. The menu will consist of “Freedom Flapjacks,” scrambled eggs, sausage and hot and cold beverages. Suggested donation of $5 for adults, $3 for children, FREE for toddlers and younger. Freshly made strawberry syrup will be on sale as well.  All in the community are welcome. Proceeds from the breakfast will help support the church ministries.

“This can be a wonderful start to anyone’s day,” said The Rev. Anne Weatherholt, rector of the church. It will be especially nice for people who are heading to the Antietam National Battlefield to set up early for that evening’s Salute to Independence concert and fireworks. Go set up your tarp, and then stop in for breakfast!” Tours of the original church building, still in use, and historic cemetery will also be available upon request.

Freedom Flapjacks is the second of the church’s Summer Pancake Breakfast Series. An additional breakfast will be offered on August 5, and the theme will be in keeping with the summer heat, Holy Hotcakes!

Founded in 1849, this landmark church has served many generations in Washington County. Recent research by Dr. Emilie Amt, professor of history at Hood College, uncovered a treasure trove of information about the church’s African American history, and in fact, there are graves of enslaved persons and those who had lived into freedom in the church cemetery. Original church construction included a gallery at the back of the church built specifically for use of the enslaved persons of the eight founding members of the church.  The gallery has been restored with the original setting in mind as a place of prayer and pilgrimage.

St. Mark’s hosts the Growing Tree @ St. Mark’s — Pre-School which has had a partnership with St. Mark’s for over twenty-five years.  Classes are offered during the school year, Monday-Friday from 9-12 for Toddler and pre-K children.  Week-long “summer camps” are also offered.  Registration for the coming academic year is going on now.  Call Becky Weaver at 301-582-0728 for information.

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