LIFESTYLE

Carville Mardi Gras on display at library

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
The Ascension Parish Library’s Gonzales branch currently has a “Mardi Gras at Carville” display. The celebration at the Gillis W. Long Hansen’s Disease Center, formerly the National Leprosarium, began in the 1930s. Patients and staff built floats and competed for prizes every Mardi Gras season.

The Ascension Parish Library’s Gonzales branch currently has a “Mardi Gras at Carville” display. The celebration at the Gillis W. Long Hansen’s Disease Center, formerly the National Leprosarium, began in the 1930s. Patients and staff built floats and competed for prizes every Mardi Gras season.