Seniors at an assistant living center dance the night away at their first Mardi Gras ball.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -
A senior living community held it's own Mardi Gras Ball in Hattiesburg Thursday afternoon.
Over 50 people gathered for the first Mardi Gras Ball held at The Clairborne Senior Independent Living community.
There was traditional decor, along with fun, food, dancing and prizes for those in attendance at the themed event.
Executive director Karen Morgan said that the senior residents like to have fun just like everyone else.
"We're having Mardi Gras because it is Mardi Gras and we're having it here in Hattiesburg at The Claiborne. we love to celebrate, we've got music, we've got dancing, we've got great food and beads and that's what Mardi Gras is all about," Karen Morgan, Executive Director at The Claiborne said.
Morgan said that the community is for those who want an active life.
“They can come here and live on a cruise ship that never leaves the dock,” said Morgan.