When celebrating Mardi Gras each year, I always think, “this is the best year ever.” Well, this year was one of the greatest years ever. Our Youth Group did a fabulous job. The Cooks out did Martha Stewart.
The shrimp from the Fourth Street Shrimp Store was the best ever. Margaret Ann Catering and the Fresh Market provided delicious foods.
Susan Lahey and Mary Lou Young were working hard pushing crafts, hats, and Jester masks with competition from the ‘Jump and Bump’ and the ‘Side Walk Chalk’. The music, well it doesn’t get any better than “Stomping at the Savoy”, a good choice by Sean Patrick.
Each year brings memories of our beloved Dean Rowland leading the parade and twirling the umbrella to “When the Saints go Marching in” and peeling New Orleans crayfish on the newspapers.
Many “Thank You’s” for this fun filled evening go to, Julie DiOrio, Louise Yardumian, Julie Songster, Ruth Piper, Rosalee and Jerry Lawson, Pam Holly, Ellen Burkhart, Tammy Zybura and Elaine Patrick.
The proceeds of this event go to help the Youth Group Mission trip. You can help the Youth Group in other ways by Financial contribution, Individual sponsorship, Becoming a Prayer Warrior, or Donating your time.
The Group will be leaving on their trip July 15 to 25, 2011.
Submitted by Mary Hochadel
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Photos by Chris Stiles