SafeRides of Ridgefield will hold its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner on March 5 at the St. Stephen's Church North Hall, 351 Main St., from 5 to 8 p.m. The dinner, which is open to the public, is SafeRides’s main fundraising event for the year. In addition to traditional pancakes and bacon, the menu will include healthier options. Although there is no set charge for the dinner, donations will be appreciated.
The Rev. Whitney Altopp, rector of St. Stephen’s, expressed pride in the church’s historical connection with SafeRides. “Our relationship began more than 20 years ago.” she said. “I remember when a mother called the church to thank us for hosting SafeRides, because it meant that her daughter got home safely that weekend.”