Once again the The Tee-Mamou Courir de Mardi Gras and their Capitaine, Todd Fruge, have thrilled the residences of the Gueydan Memorial Guest Home.
Fruge, (following in his father’s footsteps as Capitaine) his family and the runners have entertained folks here for over fourteen years states his mother, “It really is a family tradition”.
They file in, dancing and chanting, after dancing with the crowd they sing their traditional European chant in French that is dated back 400 years. Once the song is completed, the Mardi Gras descend onto the floor begging for loose change. After collecting money for their gumbo the Capitaine rounds his group up, using the traditional whip and heads them out the door!
If you have not seen these entertainters yet, be sure to mark you calderal for next year!