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People gathered under the bridge in the HHS commons to catch Mardi Gras beads being thrown to them. Star Gazette photos by Kathy Prange

Mardi Gras event held at Hastings High School

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Last week, Hastings area families and youth celebrated a festival that often goes hand in hand with the French-influenced New Orleans: Mardi Gras.


The annual event is a longtime tradition at Hastings High School. Organized and hosted by the HHS French program, it’s a way to have some fun while exposing the community to and raising some money for the French program.

Last Tuesday, March 4, the high school commons filled with people.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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