‘Stingy Alley’ panckake breakfast Saturday in Warren

This is the Church Street entrance to "Stingy Alley." This is the Church Street entrance to "Stingy Alley."

Like pancakes? You’re in luck. Feeling stingy? Even better.

The Warren Preservation Society holds a Pancake Breakfast on Stingy Alley (between Church and Baker streets) on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be pancakes, sausage and fruit and coffee and juice. In case of inclement weather, breakfast will be served in the Methodist Church on Church Street. The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children under 10.

The enhancement of Stingy Alley has been a project of the Warren Preservation Society since 2009. To date, old asphalt has been removed and replaced with crushed blue stone. Landscaping has been improved and the bordering fence painted. And in time for the Breakfast, new granite post markers have been installed at either end of the alley.

What is now known as Stingy Alley was set off from the southern boundary of the Methodist Church property when the church expanded its land holdings south to State Street in 1846 when the current church structure was erected. By legend, it acquired its name as a place for townspeople to congregate to hear the Sunday sermons who were not able to afford the cost of a pew seat inside the church itself. In 1850s the church deeded the land to the town as a legal alleyway, and has remained a convenient walking link between Baker and State streets ever since.

For more information, contact Janet Zwolinski at 595-5897.

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