03/12/14 Miller’s Assisted Living Community held a Mardi Gras Celebration on Fat Tuesday. The celebration is an annual event in which the public is invited to attend a Cajun buffet. The beloved Mardi Gras Jester passed out Mardi Gras beads to all in attendance.
The Mardi Gras Jester kept the evening lively as she introduced Cindy Flagg, Activity Director who made many announcements throughout the evening. Flagg also asked Mardi Gras trivia questions as the Jester awarded prizes to the winners.
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; John Fishburn, trumpet; Jim Mechling, trumpet; Ann Stoub, clarinet; Judy Harness, flute; Sara Kauffman, flute; Betty Berkeypile, flute; Cindy Taber, percussion; and Quentin Flagg, percussion.
Magician Kevin Wilson of South Bend added to the festivities as he moved from table to table and mystified the on-lookers with his sophisticated close-up magic. His magic is so baffling and entertaining because it involves direct participation with the spectators.
As the evening progressed, Flagg had Vern Matthew and Nancy Bannon take their final bow as the reigning Kind and Queen. Trumpeter Jim Mechling sounded a fanfare as Flagg announced the 2014 Mardi Gras King, Ike Huls and Queen, Jean Schricker. The Jester escorted the King and Queen to their thrones. Director of Marketing, Anna Corbett proudly crowned them. During their reign they will represent Miller’s Senior Living Community in the 2014 Blueberry Festival Parade.
Miller’s Assisted Living Community 2014 Mardi Gras King, Ike Huls and Queen, Jean Schricker (seated). Back Row: Erin Ginter, Campus Administrator; Tracie Sroka, Resident Service Director; Anna Corbett, Director of Marketing and The Mardi Gras Jester, Annette Ray.
Barbara Donnelly and Helen Hollett are captivated by magician Kevin Wilson during the 2014 Mardi Gras Celebration at Miller’s Assisted Living.
Members of the MCCO Jazz Ensemble entertain during the Miller’s Assisted Living 2014 Mardi Gras Celebration