National Night Out Mardi Gras Hot
For National Night Out at our senior communities, we held a Mardi Gras night. We cooked some gumbo, beans and rice, and other native foods. The special part was the parade. We decorated the front lawns with beads and other Mardi Gras themed decoartions. We are high rise buildings and we have older shopping carts on site for the residents to use to tote groceries, laundry, etc. For the parade, we had each floor decorate a shopping cart for the "float". We had one that was jungle themed with stuffed animals and plants. Another was covered in beads and flowers. The winning float had one of our gentlement dressed in a black suit and Derby hat pushing the cart. In the cart was one of our ladies. She was also dressed in black but was holding a VERY large martini glass. The glass looked like it was full of alcohol but was actually a geletin substance so it wouldn't spill while they meandered throughout the route. The crowd roared for them.