Matheny once again was designated as the recipient of a portion of the proceeds from the Mardi Gras celebration of Somerville, NJ’s Verve Bistro. Residents of Somerville and surrounding communities kicked off the celebration on Thursday, February 4. The festivities continued with two more nights of food specials from New Orleans, Venice, and Brazil on Friday and Saturday, February 5 and 6, followed by a Gumbo Cook Off from 1-5 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, and concluding on Fat Tuesday with a mask auction and party featuring “gaudy decorations and cheap plastic trinkets” tonight (February 9).
The walls of Verve were decorated with Mardi Gras masks, many of which were made by students and staff in Matheny’s Adult Services program. Thanks again to Verve owner Rick St. Pierre for your support!