Mardi Gras Celebration
Celebration to help raise money for organization
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The 14th annual Mardi Gras celebration successfully raised money for Meals for the Elderly Tuesday night.
The event is one of three held by the organization to raise funds to help provide hot meals to over 600 homebound elderly clients every weekday.
The celebration included food, live music, a photo booth, door prizes, silent auctions, bingo, a Texas Hold 'Em tournament ,and plenty of volunteers to help run the event.
The volunteers included freshman Dalton Williams, who volunteered with other ASU students in Lamda Chi Alpha.
"The people are really nice, and everyone seems to be having a lot of fun," Williams said, shuttling guests to and from their vehicles to the door in a golf cart.
Volunteer Director Leann Criswell said she appreciates all the help including students from ASU.
"We hope to instill with ASU students the idea that we're fun to work with and introduce them to our needs here in the organization," Criswell said. "[Meals for the Elderly] is, to my knowledge, the only organization where there's really something for everyone to help with."
Criswell said that positions are not just limited to delivering meals to clients' homes.
"The really young kids who are three years old can color bags for client's meals, and we have a pet food program that allows [volunteers] to take pet food for our clients' animals," Criswell said.
March is also National Senior Hunger Awareness Month, so the event allowed the organization to spread awareness through the festivities as well.
Other events held by Meals for the Elderly include a clay bird shoot on June 1 and a Christmas open house on Dec. 8.
Criswell said the organization hopes to raise $50,000 in each event to continue providing meals to clients.
Students interested in volunteering should visit mealsfortheelderly.org for details.
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