Armed Forces Retirement Home Mardi Gras Parade
The Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport filled the hallways with floats and beads at their Mardi Gras Parade and Social.
The Krewe of NAMAC, which consisted of Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard residents had a blast showcasing their Mardi Gras spirit.
After the parade, it was time to crown this year’s king and queen. Queen Betty Lou Dennis and King Jack Oyster were on the receiving end of a champagne toast, appreciating all who have served. King Jack Oyster said, “It is an unbelievable group of people from all walks of life and have served their country with honor and I’m so proud to be here.”
Queen Betty Lou Dennis said, “This is my first opportunity to serve as queen and it’s just great. I feel great.”
Queen Betty Lou is originally from Indiana. She tells News 25 Mardi Gras represents great fellowship, wonderful food, and a great opportunity to enjoy life.