Fat Tuesday celebrations raise money for Zion Lutheran Church's Alabama trip.

Zion Lutheran Church provided all-you-can-eat Swedish pancakes as a part of the day along with additional coffee, juice, and sausage. A ticket was eight dollars for an adult and four dollars for a child and reserves your seat for the duration of the event and carry-outs are available.

The pastor of the church also wants people to know that it isn't just about the breakfast food.

"The opportunity to sit and listen to one another's stories is invaluable because we are called to understand each other more and learn about each other's history when it comes to ethnicity and race because there really aren't too many places where you create a safe place for people to talk."