Mardi Gras Merriment: G.R.I.T.S. Girls Celebrate February Gathering

Published 12:19 pm Monday, February 26, 2024

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The G.R.I.T.S. girls’ February gathering took on a vibrant Mardi Gras theme at Big Mike’s Sports Bar and Grill, under the enthusiastic hosting of Dot Kinlaw. This spirited event, marked by laughter and camaraderie, highlighted the birthday celebration of Dot Cashio, adding a personal touch to the festive occasion.

In a moment of reflection amid the revelry, Frances Schilling led the group in prayer, covering all shared prayer requests before graciously blessing the food. The event saw Brenda Hayden, Lorell Morris, and Frances Schilling as the lucky door prize winners, adding an element of surprise and delight to the festivities.

The evening’s entertainment featured a playful game of “Steal it if you can,” which spurred ample laughter and engaging fun among attendees. The joyful atmosphere was captured in photographs, showcasing attendees including Jean Stafford, Nellie Smith, Lorell Morris, the queen mother, alongside Dot Kinlaw, Brenda Penny, and Ann Hingle seated prominently. Standing members included Brenda Hayden, Hazel Estave, Frances Schilling, Dot Cashio, Christi Cashio, Linda Corkern, Loretta Booty, and Sue Burch, all contributing to the lively spirit of the event.

Participants praised the excellent food and service provided by Big Mike’s Sports Bar and Grill, further enhancing the celebratory mood of the Mardi Gras-themed gathering. The G.R.I.T.S. girls’ February meeting not only fostered community and friendship but also left an indelible mark of joy and celebration among its members.

About Timothy Holdiness

Timothy Holdiness is a native of Louisiana and has been published in several state, national and international publications. He has earned two undergraduate degrees in Biology, most recently from Northwestern State University in 2022. Notably, Holdiness was the 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist United States Champion in PowerPoint 2010.

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