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2/24/04 - Longview

Nursing Home Residents Celebrate Mardi Gras

They were celebrating by singing, dancing and throwing beads!

Residents and nurses at Hhighland Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation celebrated Mardi Gras Tuesday.

They kicked off the festivities with a parade. Everyone got some beads, stick on tattoos and a whole lot of fun.

Residents say Mardi Gras is a good excuse to have a party. "They do this each year with the residents, the patients and all to show them what a good time they can have. I always have fun, that's the only way to get along with life," says Katherine Jay.

Representative Tommy Merritt came by to pass out beads and help residents have a little fun.

Amy Tatum reporting. 

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