Obama Students, Families Celebrate Mardi Gras

Donshae Pollard

Link To Mardi Gras

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Don Crawford

Don Crawford

On Monday March 7, 2011 Obama hosted Mardi-Gras night, a family affair where many Obama students and families came to celebrate. The night started out with a good New Orleans dinner ranging from meat balls and chicken, to pastries. More fun began when the lights were turned down and the line dancing began. The dances included the Wobble, the Dougie, the Cupid Shuffle, and the Electric Slide. More activities included a door prize raffle and a band called the Dixie Land Band. They played songs like “When the Saints Go Marching in” and regular New Orleans ‘Big Band’ music. The night ended well with a final line dance to Michael Jackson’s “You Rock My World” and you could tell by the look on the faces of the families that it wasn’t a wasted trip. “Remember it’s a family affair.”