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How have you celebrated Mardi Gras this year?

Today is “Fat Tuesday” which marks the end of the Mardi Gras season. We at the Auburn Magazine and the Auburn Alumni Association, indulged in a ‘king cake’ from the famous Haydel’s Bakery in New Orleans, La., that was brought to us by our editor-in-chief Suzanne Johnson, a former New Orleans resident.

Meanwhile, for the celebration in Mobile, Ala., the Mobile Mystic Stripers Society contributed an Auburn University mascot-themed Mardi Gras float for a Mobile Mardi Gras parade.

The float paid homage to Auburn by featuring a massive Aubie holding an AU banner, followed by the iconic Toomer’s Drugs facade, a large Heisman Trophy statue and the rolled Auburn oaks.

Although there are numerous Mardi Gras celebrations all over the world, nothing beats the celebration that takes place in the Southern region of the United States.


How have you celebrated Mardi Gras this year? In the past?

Do we have any Auburn alumni who have participated in this year’s festivities in New Orleans? In Mobile?

In the upcoming issue of the Auburn Magazine that will be coming out the week of Feb. 20, James Farmer ’04, who has made a living out of his fascination with Southern culture, food and foliage, will be featured on the cover. Not a member of Auburn Alumni Association?

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