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Mercer Village celebrates Mardi Gras


The temperature dropped Tuesday in Central Georgia, but that didn't stop the Mardi Gras celebration at Mercer Village.

"If you say to me 'hey mister,' you've got beads coming your way," says Jimmy Cassidy, a dentist in town. Cassidy and his team at Cassidy Dental Associates made a float for the parade.

"We are called Krewe de Bouche, it means the mouth."

His ride came complete with tiki torches and a mini-keg full of his own creation, which he calls "Be the Bear Brew."

His throws included cups, beads and something closer to dentist's heart. "If you lose a baby tooth you can put it under your pillow for the tooth fairy."

The flavor of New Orleans was there too. Eateries in the village cooked up Muffalettas, Oyster Po Boys, Jambalaya and Gumbo.

The sounds of the big easy could be heard in Mercer Village with the talents of a few street performers.

Brothers Zane and Ramsey Harley showed off their loot. "I got a lot of these necklaces," explains Ramsey and he says he caught them all by himself.

"That music in the background just makes me want to jig," says Cassidy.


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