Recap: Hastings French Honor Society hosts Mardi Gras celebration
The Hastings French Honor Society celebrated Mardi Gras on March 5 with a community event that featured games and food.
The annual event held in the Hastings High School commons is a fundraiser for the group. Community members and students celebrated French and Mardi Gras traditions, said Claire Biscoe, a junior and member of the French Honor Society.
"For as long as I've known this has been going on forever in Hastings," Biscoe said. "It's a good fundraiser ... and also something fun for the community."
The mostly student-run celebration included over 20 games and foods like crepes, jambalaya and couscous, she said. It also offered others like pizza and a cupcake eating contest.
About 30 students helped organize the three-hour event, Biscoe said.