Monday, February 3, 2014

Mardi Gras event donates to Apalachicola Seniors

Ken Fish adorns a Kings apparel

By all accounts the Franklin County Habitat for Humanity 11th Annual Mardi Gras parade, dinner and ball held this past weekend will go down in local history as a huge success. In fact, it could go down as one of the best Mardi Gras events hosted by the group to date.

The event spanned two days Friday and Saturday, which included a pet and golf cart parade through downtown Apalachicola with a party held afterward on Friday and concluded with a dinner and ball at the Fort Coombs National Guard Armory Saturday night.  All of which were used as a catalyst to raise much needed funds to provide home ownership opportunities for low-income Franklin County families.

However, equally as important and very much noteworthy, as the event started to wind down and the organizers began wrapping up another very successful year, their thoughts turned to our local senior citizens.

The event organizers so graciously distributed all of the surplus foods from Saturday’s Mardi Gras Ball to the Apalachicola Senior Citizen Center, which included an assortment of sweets, trays of hot dogs with condiments and other items so that our seniors could also delight in the annual Mardi Gras festivities.

Pam and Don Ausley members of Franklin County Habitat for Humanity

Because of their tireless efforts, the City of Apalachicola salutes the Franklin County Habitat for Humanity for addressing the needs of the elderly and less fortunate within the Franklin County community.

Photos provided by Frederic Kahler