Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bolivar residents in the mood to Mardi Gras
Anne Willis of the Bolivar Peninsula Lighthouse Krewe says Hurricane Ike hasn’t stopped them from celebrating.
The annual Mardi Gras parade will go on as scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in Crystal Beach starting at Jacks Road and going to Gregory Park.
“Even though the Lighthouse Krewe lost everything they owned, float — krewe barn and thousands of dollars worth of decorations and beads — the parade will be held. The krewe will have a borrowed float, a few hundred dollars worth of beads and many wonderful people who are building floats, even people who have lost their houses,” Willis said. “The parade has about 25 entries and will be a great thing for the Bolivar Peninsula.”

Make new friends
A representative of the Mid-County Newcomers & Friends Club stopped by The News to note members participated in a Birthright project at the home of Sharon Doiron. Chassity Metts lead games for this baby shower and the gifts went to Birthright to help those who need it.
The group welcomes newcomers and includes friends who have lived here a while. Members meet the first Thursday of each month at private homes. Then there’s a lunch bunch and crafts day. The fourth meeting is for bunco.
Members also sent “G.I. Joe packages” and has a Garth House project in the works. For information, call Shirley Doucet at 540-6602.

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