Mardi Gras party festive on Texas Primary Election day

(l-r) Andres Novoa, Jake Messinger, Shannon Orsak, Tony Francis and Patrick Sexton party it up on Fat Tuesday.

(l-r) Andres Novoa, Jake Messinger, Shannon Orsak, Tony Francis and Patrick Sexton party it up on Fat Tuesday.

Melissa Tipson and Leigh Ann Sawson with another masked Mardi Gras celebrant enjoy an evening of fun.

Melissa Tipson and Leigh Ann Sawson with another masked Mardi Gras celebrant enjoy an evening of fun.

With a piano accordion playing fast tempo along with the sounds of a rub-board adding to the flavor of what is known as “la la” music, Fort Bend’s annual Mardi Gras party couldn’t have been any better.  The tradition on Fat Tuesday taking place locally featured Jabo “The Prince of Zydeco” and his band at a bash that had people flocking to Legacy Ford alongside U.S. 59, where the party was hosted.

Not exactly the Big Easy, but the party-goers were taking it easy for sure on festive mode while election returns from the Texas primary were being counted that evening. As for Mardi Gras, this is a traditional celebration of the day before Lent and the day before Ash Wednesday.

At this Mardi Gras event, savoring tasty foods and king cake provided by community partners turned out many celebrants, some in costume and some not, and among those spotted were Jake Messinger, Liz Moreno, Shannon Orsak, Central FB Chamber Alliance President Shanta Kuhl, Carlo Arcilla, the perfumed Bud Light girls handing out beads, Tony Francis and Gilbert Limones.

A little bit of New Orleans with music, laughter, the beads and good treats, this Mardi Gras get together, which no doubt took place among others in Fort Bend, was probably the biggest one. This 7th annual Fort Bend Mardi Gras party was organized by the Central Alliance Fort Bend Chamber and presented by Legacy Ford, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office and St. Michael’s Emergency Rooms with admission open to anyone reinforcing Fort Bend’s hospitality!

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