Before the start of a traditional breakfast-food Shrove dinner at St. Mary's School in Lee, students and parishioners from the school and St. Mary’s Parish place the dried palms from last year’s Palm Sunday mass onto a fire; the ashes of which will be used the next day on Ash Wednesday. The burning of the palms is part of the annual Shrove Tuesday celebration at St. Mary’s School in Lee on the day before the beginning of Lent.

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Stephanie Zollshan has been a photojournalist for The Berkshire Eagle since 2011. She is a Boston University graduate whose work has been featured in publications around the world. Stephanie can be reached at