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French club host annual Mardi Gras celebration


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North’s Mardi Gras celebration is held by the French club every year, and this year took place on Feb. 5. There was a lot of food including a King’s cakes, which was made for the first time this year.

“Something that sets Mardi Gras away from Oktober Fest and Frau fest is King’s Cakes,” President of French club Jenna Thomas said. Some times they are fruit filled, have a little baby inside them, who ever finds it is named king and queen”.

 

The club also played games such as limbo, musical chairs, and Guitar Hero. They handed out door prizes for the participants, and of course had the famous Mardi Gras beads. They also danced to the Macarena and Electric Slide.

“Mardi Gras went really good,” Lauren Smith freshmen said. There wasn’t a really big turn out, we played Guitar Hero, had the baby cakes which is were someone gets crowned King or Queen, and danced together. That was pretty intense.”

Having Mardi Gras has a been a tradition for all the language clubs.

“Mardi Gras is a popular event in New Orleans so we carry over the event in our own language department,” French club sponsor Fritz said.

The event was open to everyone. There was a fee for those who were not in the language clubs of $3.

All the language clubs take part in Mardi Gras, though the French club is in charge of most of it. Spanish and German club also help out, and are in charge of things such as deserts. Mardi Gras is held every year so try and make it next year.

“We had pizza, snacks, kings cakes, and we ended up with a queen no King,” Spanish club sponsor Stacy Berberich said. “Only one baby cake was found, a crown for queen, door prizes, line dancing, and a killer game of musical chairs, not as many people came as last year but we always have a good time no matter how many people come.”

“Mardi Gras is a great chance to be with friends, eat food, and just party,” Thomas said.

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