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It was the third Mardi Gras for the Methodist Hospital of Merrillville. As soon as I walked in I though, “hmmm, this is an extravaganza.”  What else could you call it, when you see jugglers, magicians, acrobats, fortune tellers, caricaturists, a photographer, a photo booth, a fantastic balloon twister and a stilt walker with a stove pipe hat that must have been 16” high.  That’s just the hat.  The whole figure, dressed in formal black, must have been twelve or thirteen feet high.  Large balloons constructions in green, purple and gold were hanging from the ceiling. And then the guests:  long gowns, glitter, tuxes and the occasional fancy historic reference.  Best of all, in the Mardi Gras tradition, a king and queen with glittering gold trains about twenty feet long, made a grand entrance and strode up to the stage where they were honored for the volunteer work they had done in the past year.  They were followed by a retinue of other volunteers two of whom would then be voted for this honorary office for the coming year. The festivities honored people who worked beyond the call of duty.  Very impressive!!  Thank you, Rafael!



















At this event, I was set up next to an extraordinary balloon twister and face painter, named Miss Pam.  I recommend her highly.   www.Miss-Pam.com.    MissPam@pamelasdesigns.com.    She works in the Chicago & Northwest Indiana Areas.

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