The 2012 Mardi Gras may have started in the French Quarter, but the party certainly wound its way north to Scranton on February 21. In keeping with the popular traditions of this pre-Lenten celebration, our Little Sisters and Residents kicked off Holy Family Residence’s very own Mardi Gras celebration in true New Orleans’ style with a parade.
Orchestrating a theme parade, Residents and employees formed groups and dressed in costumes representing their favorite holidays. As you will see in the photo slide show, we got very creative! Just as our very own “saints” marched into our auditorium to “When The Saints Go Marching In”, they were happily surprised to see it had been transformed into our very own version of Bourbon Street. Accented with purple, green, and gold balloon centerpieces at each table and silhouettes of jazz bands and jambalaya stands adorning the walls throughout the room, our Residents were certainly pleased with the decor.
As each Resident group processed into the room, they presented gifts to King Bill and Queen Clare. Bill and Clare, Residents from our second and third floors, were elected by our very own employees to reign over the Mardi Gras festivities.
Following the parade, everyone enjoyed the finest baked goods Mardi Gras has to offer including a King Cake and other refreshments while listening to live entertainment by Greg Palmer. It really was a great day at Holy Family Residence!
For a photo slideshow from this fun event click here!