Mardi Gras at Allerton House

Residents and staff celebrated Mardi Gras with festive attire, a traditional Mardi Gras King Cake, and hand-made beignets, a French doughnut from the world-famous Café du Monde.

Mardi Gras translated from the French is “Fat Tuesday,” most famously celebrated in this country in New Orleans. In New Orleans, festivities occur for two to three weeks before Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent for Christians.

Resident Elizabeth Bardsley is ready for the Mardi Gras celebration at Allerton House in Weymouth, as she and Resident Services Director Jeanette Broudeau prepare to hand out some beignets.
Masks and beads in the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green, and gold set the tone for the Allerton House party!
A perennially effervescent resident, Flora Fucci, is ready for Mardi Gras.
With a tip of his top hat resident Willie Knight plans to celebrate Mardi Gras in style.