Mardi Gras in May “Drive-Thru Food Fest, 26 Years of Good Eats for
a Great Cause with a Twist!
26 years ago, a committee of volunteers formed with an idea to bring this
New Orleans-style event to Arcadia. The idea was to create a “taste-of”
experience and invite local restaurants to share their favorite menu items
in a Mardi Gras-themed setting; all to support Methodist Hospital of Southern
Throughout the years, this annual beads and boas celebration has evolved
to meet the needs of our growing audience but one important detail has
stood the test of time - the date! The tradition of holding this on Fat
Tuesday has been the event’s hallmark. 2021 will once again evolve
to meet the current needs and safety of our guests. For the first time
in this event’s history it will stray from its traditional date
and temporarily be held on Saturday, May 15th.
Proceeds from this annual festive fundraiser have raised over $2 million
net of expenses to support programs such as Emergency Services, Cancer
Care, Maternal Child Health, Cardiac Care, Stroke Care and much more.
This year, proceeds will support the purchase of a new Acquilion One 360-slice
CT scanner located in the Hollfelder Emergency Care Center at Methodist
Hospital. When time is of the essence, a prompt diagnosis can ensure that
proper treatment is started as quickly as possible. A computed tomography
scan, better known as a CT scan, is a diagnostic test that uses powerful
x-rays to create detailed pictures of the inside of the body.
Of course we could not have a Mardi Gras event without royalty. We are
thrilled to honor Dr. Hua Jiang for his many contributions to Methodist
Hospital and our community. He has been giving of his time and expertise
as he helped educate and inform colleagues and staff through the many
challenges of the pandemic. He also focused on educating the community
with facts and best practices to help reduce the spread of the virus and
keep the public safe. He is the current Chair of Infection Control Committee
at Methodist Hospital.
Mardi Gras in May “Drive-Thru Food Fest” will be held on Saturday, May 15th at The Hale Medical Center Parking Lot, 289 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia.
For more information call Methodist Hospital Foundation at (626) 898-8888 or email
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