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.