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Active Aging, Inc Senior Centers
1034 Park Ave. Meadville PA 16335
Madri Gras Ball and Parade
the week before Lent starts, we hold our annual party. The highlight is the
parade. Every center is given a big foil turkey roaster to decorate at
Thanksgiving and the parade theme. (Movies, fairy tales, holidays have been some
of them.) Each center submits their idea to Pam, so we have no duplicates. The
day of the party, we have 3 local celebrities to judge. Each center puts their
float on a bus cart and a grand parade ensures. It is a hoot, as up to 4
participants can accompany the float in coordinated costumes.
After judging, the floats provide decoration. We have a festive
lunch New Orleans style, usually shrimp jambala and desert of a King Cake. We
also put a baby doll under some ones chair and they have to parade around with
the doll. It is well attended event 250+ . After lunch we have a local dixie
land band play all types of music and the memories live on.
Time and Manpower
Decorating for the party. We reuse our previous decorations, College
posters, news releases
Seniors age 60 and over
Seniors make a donation. Costs are band.
Impact On Center
Seniors love this, breaks up the long winter, and they get out to visit with
their friends from other centers.
Really fun for all.
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