Plaquemine Caring hosts Mardi Gras events

WILLIE MAE TAYLOR Contributing writer
Plaquemine Caring administrator Patrick Eckler toasts King Jerry Zimmer and Queen Mildred Wise.

Mardi Gras at Plaquemine Caring was a blast.

The Ball Room was decorated like the street in New Orleans called Bourbon.

Green, purple and gold tables with just a touch of blue to enlighten the scenery. It was an awesome place to be. We felt as we were on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

The 2012 King Monroe Harris and Queen Leshia Davis made their farewell walk. Then the court of 2013 was introduced.

Maids were Lottie Vernon, Willie Mae Taylor, Sue Wakeling and Myrtle Mosaby.

Dukes were Patrick Loper, Ernest Marks, Maxie Roberts and Reginald Jones.

The 2013 King Jerry Zimmer and Queen Mildred Wise were introduced and the second line began. Beads and other trinkets were thrown to the waiting crowd.

Everyone enjoyed their day and had something to talk about in the weeks, months and even years to come.

Thanks to those who donated time, talents, items and other donations for the festivities. And special thanks to the Activities Department for giving us a blessed and fun day.