Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday, is the day before Ash Wednesday and it’s traditionally a time to celebrate and eat well before the season of Lent. Although celebrated throughout the world, most people in the United States associate the event with the City of New Orleans. And, like New Orleans, the residents of Schervier Pavilion, a skilled nursing facility on the Warwick Campus of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, wore colorful beads and began the celebration with live musical entertainment followed by a traditional King Cake party.
The highlight of the afternoon was a very special musical treat, a one woman and one hour cabaret show by professional singer and entertainer, Stephanie Romm. During the performance she wowed her audience with songs from the 1930s to the 80s including Broadway hits like “All that Jazz” from Chicago, “Cabaret,” and the old songs from Judy Garland and others in that era, familiar to the residents.
Residents of Schervier Pavilion & family members celebrated Mardi Gras on Tues., Mar. 5 with a festive afternoon that included a very special musical treat by professional singer & entertainer Stephanie Romm. Photo courtesy of Schervier Pavilion
Bob & Linda Fabrizio, who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year, enjoyed the Mardi Gras festivities at Schervier Pavilion on Tues., Mar. 5. Photo courtesy of Schervier Pavilion
Molli Sabini, a resident at Schervier Pavilion, & her husband, John, enjoyed spending Mardi Gras together. Photo courtesy of Schervier Pavilion
Professional singer & entertainer Stephanie Romm, entertained at a Mardi Gras party held at Schervier Pavilion on Tues., Mar. 5. Photo courtesy of Schervier Pavilion
Schervier Pavilion recreational aide Roselle Egan (right), served King Cake to resident Walter Vaughn & his daughter, Trish. Photo courtesy of Schervier Pavilion
Schervier Pavilion resident Carol McCoy, who enjoys dressing up for special holidays, joined in the Mardi Gras festivities on Tues., Mar. 5. Photo courtesy of Schervier Pavilion