From Mead Road Mardi Gras Co-Founder Emily Berg…
Mead Rd. Mardi Gras is a homegrown carnival festival and fundraiser that raises money to fund music and arts grants in the Decatur City schools.
Since 2014, we’ve raised $20,000 that has bought instruments for the Renfroe and Decatur High School band programs.
Choral arrangements for Renfroe and DHS; African drums for the 4/5 Academy; instruments for Glennwood and Westchester Elementary schools and costumes for the DHS Drama program.
This year is our 5th year as fundraiser and our parade is on Saturday, Feb. 10 @ 1pm.
It begins at the 4/5 Academy at Oakview and 5th Ave and ends at The Imperial at W. College and Mead rd.
The festival lasts all afternoon with performances by the Black Sheep Ensemble, Seed & Feed Marching Abominibles, Wasted Potential, the DHS Chorus and cast of “Grease” as well as the FAVE African drum students.
The community is invited to sport the purple, green and gold, grab their beads and masks and come join us for the fun.
Happy Mardi Gras and laissez les bon temps rouler!
Photo courtesy of Emily Berg