Photo Gallery | Mardi Gras at Providence House
Story written by Jessica Hemingway, Providence House
Carnival season reached all the way to the Providence House, as the children of the Providence House Child Development Center threw their 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Parade.
This year, the theme was “Cirque du Soliel,” and featured four krewes: Lord of the Rings Krewe, Krewe of Baby Town Clowning Around, Krewe of the Wild and Krewe of Toddlerville, The Masquerade Ball. The parade was complete with floats, throws and a king and queen.
The parade traveled up and down the 800 block of Cotton Street, where the children entertained and threw beads and candy to the residents and staff of the Providence House as well as community members who attended.
The Child Development Center at Providence House provides quality care and early education to homeless children and promotes healthy emotional, cognitive, and social development for children age 4 months to 5 years. This free service is provided to ensure their parents have the ability to seek and maintain employment or focus on education without the burden of the high cost of child care.