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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

fat tuesday 2012

fat tuesday 2012

It's time to get ready to gear up for Buffalo's 17th annual Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday celebration. Each year Artvoice 'goes to town' by delivering a city-wide party at a bunch of your favorite watering holes. Before the post parade revelries come to pass, a host of partygoers take to the streets on their bicycles and form a bike brigade parade that leads the 30+ Mardi Gras floats down Elmwood Avenue. Although there is still a nip in the air, many people consider the outdoor event a precursor to the Saint Patrick's Day festivities that take this city by storm soon after

On Tuesday, February 21 (kicks off at 5pm), Green Options Buffalo will lead off the activities with a Big Fat Bike Ride. Riders are asked to arrive at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery at 4pm - be sure to dress extra warm. The parade wraps up in Allentown where revelers then head to one or more of the 46 participating bars and restaurants. $5 bracelets* will be issued at the door, with proceeds benefitting the Give for Greatness campaign. Once inside the venues, guests will be entertained by "drag queen performers, Cajun cuisine, live music, festive paper mache' masks, beads and post parade floats." To learn more about the day's activities, check out this official Mardi Gras website.

Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, and Shrove Tuesday are celebrated on Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.
Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, located at 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, 75220 will host a Fat Tuesday celebration at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 in Asbury Hall.

The Lovers Lane Church Family Celebration will feature a Dixieland Band, children’s parade, jambalaya dinner, and the crowning of King and Queen. The guest speaker will be Dr. Steve Rankin, SMU Chaplain.

The cost for dinner is $5 per person; $20 per family maximum.

The event is sponsored by the Lovers Lane UMC Foundation & Lovers Lane Kidz.

Contact Scott Gilliland for more info.

Submitted by Tammy Vanderkolk, Art & Communications Director, Lovers Lane UMC.

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