Mardi Gras Society Gathers to Discuss Upcoming Festivals
Published Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 9:24 am
With the arrival of February, one of the big holidays on the horizon, barring Valentine’s Day, is Mardi Gras. While it’s not an officially recognized holiday in Georgia, there are still people who love to celebrate the occasion. have come together to establish the non-profit Mardi Gras Association of Southwest Georgia.
This year is the first year as an all-women group, and there are already 62 members. The Mardi Gras celebration kicks off with the Pet He Parade, Parade of Barkus, and Run for the Beads 5K Fun Run on Saturday, February 18th. From the Flint River to Willis Park Square, there’s music and activity.
The Mardi Gras Society is a charitable non-profit organization and all funds raised to cover the event will be donated to charity. For example, the funds raised by Markus’ Parade go to the Humane Society.
President Sheryl Cunnington told the Post Searchlight: The official sponsorship deadline for him is February 4th. Cannington and other founding members Renee Fisher and Leslie Harrell all expressed excitement during his first year and the possibility of inviting people to Bainbridge to celebrate. For more information, visit his Facebook page or his website (https://mgsswg.com/).