Friday, September 9, 2016

BC’s Mardi Gras Is A Blast of Color, Fun

A Tradition Continues

BC’s Mardi Gras Is A Blast of Color, Fun
By Vanessa Vasquez

Photos By Vanessa Vasquez Photos By Vanessa VasquezThe Broad Channel Mardi Gras Parade punctuated yet anotherLabor Day weekend, bringing an old tradition full of celebration to the community.
The family-friendly parade began at 11 a.m. on Sept 5, as locals marched from Cross Bay Boulevard along West 10th Road, and ended up at the Broad Channel Athletic Field, where the real party started!
Broad Channel keeps this tradition going with uplifting Mardi Gras spirit every September, raising money for community organizations that work hard all throughout the year.
The money raised from the Mardi Gras festivities alternate, every year, between the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department and the Broad Channel Athletic Club (BCAC). This year the BCVFD will benefit.
This year’s Mardi Gras events were organized by the Little Rascals—a committee of local mothers, who have been working all summer to help raise money for the “Vollies.”
Although the adults raised the money, the children are the ones who brought the parade to life and stole the spotlight.
Despite weather warnings all weekend, the day turned out to be another beautiful Mardi Gras parade in Broad Channel.

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