New Orleans has nothing on St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children.
In what has become an annual tradition, residents dressed in green and gold and purple paraded through the hallways today to celebrate Mardi Gras. Staff cheered as the children, like Ashley at left, passed by and handed out candy, beads and balloons. The festivities even included a Mardi Gras king and queen. The parade was started a few years ago by a teacher at SMHDC who was from New Orleans and had been displaced by Hurricane Katrina.