Athens Presents Mardi Gras and Poke Sallet In March

By  | March 4, 2019 | Filed under: News
ATHENS-Two entertaining events are coming up in Athens: the Mardi Gras Block Party and Parade with a Purpose and Poke Sallet Follies
Mardi Gras Block Party and Parade with a Purpose
Tuesday, March 5, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Hosted by Athens State University’s ARTHEADS and Athens Arts League
Children activities at 5:30 p.m. at High Cotton Arts with mask and crown making and the Center for Lifelong Learning with bead making.
Erik Smallwood will perform inside High Cotton Arts. Smith’s Seafood will sell fixings from its Crawfish and shrimp boil. Peace, Love and Animals will have an info booth.
The parade will kick off at 6:30 p.m. in front of the Center for Lifelong Learning. We’ll bring the beads if spectators will bring the beans. Spectators can bring dried beans and canned goods to place in shopping cart floats that various groups will have decorated to match the ARTHEADS’ theme of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Food collected will be given to the LCCI Food Bank. The ARTHEADS also have created head sculptures of the Mr. Rogers’ puppets they will wear in the parade (photo attached). The parade goes back and forth on Marion and Washington streets. Local high school band members will provide music. The Limestone County Courthouse speakers will play Mardi Gras music prior to the parade and the courthouse lights will play a Mardi Gras-themed light show during the parade.
Poke Sallet Follies
Thursday, March 7, Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9, starting at 7 p.m.
Athens Senior Center
Cost is $35 and includes dinner by 306 BBQ and a show by the Prime Time Players
This year’s show is Legends of Limestone: The Myth. The Mystery. The Mayhem.
Proceeds benefit the Foundation for Aging. The is a much-loved tradition where local dignitaries and those with some actual acting experience act not so dignified in a variety of skits with music, humor, and more. You’ll enjoy how no one on stage takes himself or herself too seriously and how they are willing to act crazy for a good cause. In addition, volunteers from the community will be your servers for the meal.
Purchase tickets at the Council on Aging office at 503 S. Jefferson St.
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