BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - In keeping with the Mardi Gras spirit, the celebration continued in Biloxi at the Annual Brunch hosted by Second Liner's Mardi Gras Club. Supporters of the community-driven group packed out the IP Casino and Resort to party for a purpose.
Caroline Perry and other members of the Gulf Coast's Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta let the good times roll at the Second Liner's Annual Brunch.
As a member of both Delta Sigma Theta and The Second Liners Mardi Gras club, Perry said it's double the celebration.
"The Second Liners have always been a very active public service activity. They've done a lot of things so we help them out and they help Delta Sigma Theta out," Perry said.
The celebratory mood seemed contagious as the close to one thousand par tiers laughed, loved and left their cares behind. There's fun all around, but looking beyond the surface, you'll find that there's more to this celebration than just a good time.
"The funds go towards helping finance our Easter Extravaganza, our turkey giveaways that we do annually, we also adopt families at Christmas time," Club Spokeswoman, Pink Lewis said.
Since it's inception in 1996, The Second Liners Mardi Gras Club has focused on bettering the community.To this day, that service driven mission echoes the club's actions.
"Everything that we do, we do a lot of things in the community. Our nursing home visits with the seniors, everything." Lewis said.
All those selfless acts are getting the group noticed in South Mississippi.
"Today we were the benefactors of a $35,000 check from IP Casino Spa and Resort. They are our partners. They help us out a whole lot, and we appreciate them very, very much," Lewis said.
So even as the beads, the feathers and vibrant colors of Mardi Gras fade until next year, the Second Liners hope to inspire you too, to do for others.