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Sponsors of our 16th Annual Mardi Gras

2019 Silent Auction Donations

98 Liquors - Bottle of Wine

Badcock Furniture -Vase

De Design - Mermaid

Blinging up Daisies - Jewelry

Mason & Marilyn Bean - Hand Carved Bowl

Lois Swoboda - 2 Signed Published Books and Manuscript

Downtown Books - Cookbook

Ace Hardware - Yeti Cups

Stacey's Hair Design -Shampoo & Style Pkg

Paula Stanley Massage -Massage Pkg

Unique Nails and More - Mini-Mani/Pedi Pkg

Honey Hole Liquor - Bottle of Wine

Kristy Branch Banks, PA - 2 @ One Hour Legal Service

Old Carrabelle Hotel - 2 Night Stay

Oyster Bones - Pet Care Package

Tin Shed - Pelican

Water Street Hotel & Marina - 2 Night Stay

Cat Pointe Music - 3 1/2 Hour Voice Lessons

Terry Birchwell - 2 Original Paintings

Deb Broder Kirschenbaum - Jewelry

Michael Smith - Cookbook

Penelope Pet Shoppe - 2 $50 Gift Certificate

Ann Kozeliski - Sumi Sea Turtle

Mangia 850- $50 Gift Certificate

Otter Slide Storage - 3 Month Storage

The Chocolate Company - Box of Candy

Lynn's Seafood - $40 Gift Certificate

Tammy Flagg- Original Painting

Gibson Inn- Get-a-way

Coombs Inn- Get-a-way

Be sure to check out our Donor Page

History of Apalachicola Mardi Gras

For many years after the turn of the century (1900's) Apalachicola had a major multi-day city festival called Mardi Gras. This was long before our current Seafood Festival was created. Then, World Wars and a Great Depression intervened and the celebration was lost...until 2004, when Habitat for Humanity in the persons of Don and Pam Ashley began the process of bringing it back.


Fast track to 2019~ The Mardi Gras event held at the Fort Coombs Armory in Apalachicola, Florida brought back the glamor intended for a ball.

Masks were worn as people danced to the sounds of Tony & Kristi Partington.  The music got attendees on their feet for the Dance Contest!

The meal included New Orleans flavors and the mood was fun-filled.  The Silent Auction was lively and every item donated was won by someone who appreciates the value of this great organization.

Thanks to all who attended, donated, or took part in helping this great organization to continue.

Allen Jones

Otter Slide Storage

Drexel Metals  



Mason and Marilyn Bean