October 1, 2022

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Blyth care home residents enjoy Mardi Gras party

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Resident Florence Cole, 94, with her handmade Mardi Gras mask for the bash

Submitted by Sam Schofield

Employees and people at a local care house enjoyed a style of New Orleans when they threw their very own Mardi Gras get together.

Basic Dixieland jazz stuffed The Oaks Treatment Property, on Durban Road, Blyth, in Northumberland as residents obtained into the carnival spirit.

The residence was embellished with a huge banner and colourful balloons as effectively as flower arrangements built by people Mary Wilson, 78, and Florence Cole, 94.

People experienced entertaining generating their personal get together deal with masks, picking from a vary of decorations which includes stars, flowers, and paints.

They were then taken care of to woo woo cocktails and party meals including colourful cupcakes built by the treatment home cook June Black, mozzarella sticks, mini pizzas, mini chocolate eclairs, and mini chocolate ice product bites.

Mary reported: “The spot looks wonderful and extremely vibrant. I like the daffodils.”


Florence included: “I have hardly ever experienced a woo woo just before. They are incredibly tasty. Incredibly sweet.”

Eighty-7-yr-old Dennis Allen, stated: “Many thanks for a fantastic working day. I have enjoyed the new music.”

Lisa Tosney, things to do coordinator at the residence, was a person of the celebration organisers. She explained: “As its Mardi Gras period, we desired to throw our own celebration in this article at The Oaks.

“We took inspiration from the conventional carnival in New Orleans, in the US, and decorated the residence with vivid colours, played Mardi Gras new music, and served up social gathering foodstuff and beverages for people.

“All people experienced a wonderful time. 1 resident claimed they simply cannot wait for the up coming 1, so we had far better get scheduling previously.”

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