Are you making fastnachts?

February 03, 1998

Shrove or Fat Tuesday is Tuesday, Feb. 24. It's the day observed as a time of merrymaking before Lenten fasting that begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Fastnachts are doughnuts traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday.

We'd like to know if your church or organization will be making fastnachts for a Fat Tuesday fund-raiser. We'd also like to share your fastnacht recipes.

Contact Kate Coleman in one of the following ways:

* Call 301-733-5131, extension 2341, or 1-800-626-6397, extension 2341, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

* e-mail your response to

* fax it to 301-714-0245

* Write in care of Fastnachts, The Herald-Mail Co., P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, Md. 21741.

Include your name, age, town of residence and a daytime phone number. The deadline is Monday, Feb. 9.

We'll share the recipes and fund-raiser information in Lifestyle, Wednesday, Feb. 18.

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