Fat Tuesday celebration

Members of the Krewe of Excellence concluded their 2019 Mardi Gras season with a service project on Fat Tuesday as they visited with residents at all of the nursing and rehabilitative facilities in Natchitoches.

“As we carefully planned our calendar for pre and actual Mardi Gras Season, we made sure that we would include a project or activity that would have an emphasis on “giving back” to the community. We wanted the effort to be made on Mardi Gras day,” said Victor D. Pinkney, Sr. the krewe’s president.

Pictured from left are Shawnya Paige, Lorie Humphrey, Natosha Payne, Judith Hayes, Barbara Thompson, Cathy Chester, Doretha Hooper, Vanessa Monroe (2019 queen), Ronald Helaire, Cynthia Nora, Betty Smith, LaShonda Berryman, LaQuita Collins, Sandra Williams and Ralph Wilson.