Miller’s Assisted Living Community held their Mardi Gras Celebration on Fat Tuesday, February 28th. The celebration is an annual event in which the public is invited to attend a Cajun buffet. The Mardi Gras Jesters arrived just in time to hand out Mardi Gras beads and other tokens to all.
The Mardi Gras Jesters kept the evening lively as they brought attention to Cindy Flagg, Activity Director who made many announcements and awarded prizes throughout the evening. The diners won prizes based on giving correct answers to Mardi Gras trivia questions.
The Marshall County Church Orchestra Jazz Ensemble provided Dixieland music as residents and guests enjoyed their meal. Making up the Jazz Ensemble were: Don Harness, tuba; Marie Fishburn, tenor saxophone; Annette Ray, alto saxophone; Robin Smith, trumpet; Pam Barry, French horn; Judy Harness, flute; and Nancy Smiley, percussion.
As the evening progressed the jesters promenaded around the room honoring the 2016 Mardi Gras King and Queen, Chuck Foust (who was unable to attend) and Marie Ringle. Queen Marie gave a farewell address stating that she is treated so good at Miller’s she felt like a Queen”. The Jesters then displayed the crowns that would soon be placed on the heads of the 2017 Mardi Gras King and Queen. Trumpeter Robin Smith sounded the fanfare as Marketing Director Anna Corbett announced and crowned the 2017 King, Milan Levett and Queen, Mary Fishburn. Fellow residents and guests congratulated the new King and Queen as the 2017 Mardi Gras celebration came to and end.
- Miller’s Assisted Living Community 2017 Mardi Gras King, Milan Levettand Queen, Mary Fishburn (both seated). Standing left to right: Kathy Ambrose and Juanita Stapan, volunteers; Mary Stites, Lydia Collins, Debbie Bush and Maria Herrera, dietary; Anna Corbett, Director of Marketing; Cassandra Hardesty, PCA; Lorie Sauer, RSD; and Autumn Wilson, volunteer.