(Toledo, OH) Today is Fat Tuesday, meaning bakeries across Northwest Ohio are busy making and selling paczki. 

Some have been churning out the custard or fruit filled pastries for the past 24 hours to get ready for the rush of people looking to load up on fatty treats before Lent. The Polish Village today will wrap up its sale in North Toledo of 1,800 dozen paczki.

Kroger is hosting Paczki parties at 24 of its Toledo-area locations. The sampling events scheduled from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.