Residents of Chateau Madeleine Senior Living and Memory Care in Suntree enjoyed a Mardi Gras parade Tuesday, Feb. 16.

The parade went by the front of the building as residents sat outside. Many of them dressed in costumes and wore beads to celebrate Fat Tuesday.

Cars, buses, two electric trams and golf carts were decorated for the occasion. The golf carts were decorated by Suntree Florist.

Musician Ash Reader played New Orleans jazz on the guitar and violin, as well as other instruments.

A Cajun-style dinner was served afterward under a tent.

The Tuesday event will move to Fridays as different themes will be conducted for residents and their families. Each week, live music will be highlighted by local musicians.

The gathering also celebrated the fact that all residents had received their two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.