Senior Mardi Gras Mambo in Gulfport
Let the good times roll! The annual Mardi Gras Mambo celebrates carnival season with seniors in Harrison County.
For the first time, Mardi Gras Mambo was celebrated as a drive-thru giveaway. Two-hundred and 50 free lunch meals were passed out to seniors in Harrison County.
They Lyman Community Center in Gulfport was decorated and music played as visitors drove up to receive their Mardi Gras Meal featuring jambalaya, king cake, French bread, and a salad in every plate.
For seniors who are unable to travel to get their plates, Harrison County senior homes and living facilities picked up meals for their guests. Southern Care Hospice Community Relations Director Alisha Plummer said, “We really wanted to be able to do something for them, but keeping first and foremost their safety at hand. Each person will receive a bag that’s been put together by the vendors that are supporting this event. The goodie bags have great information for them as resources as they are in the aging process so that any of their needs will be met.”
A grand total of 940 Mardi Gras lunch meals were passed out or delivered to seniors.