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Beads and bingo: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Mardi Gras a hit with kids and adults alike

Linda Raason, Andie Norris and Lisa Koenke hope to fill their cards to win blackout bingo at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Mardi Gras celebration Sunday. (Bulletin photo by Katie Nelson) 1 / 7
Ramona Alexander, 3, eyes her plinko puck as it falls. (Bulletin photo by Katie Nelson)2 / 7
Mason Mishak and Joey Slininger man the basketball booth at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church's Mardi Gras celebration. (Bulletin photo by Katie Nelson)3 / 7
Colton Holmes shows off the prize he reeled in at the fish pond. (Bulletin photo by Katie Nelson)4 / 7
Sally and Roger Anderson peruse the items at granny's attic. (Bulletin photo by Katie Nelson)5 / 7
In addition to all the available games, balloons were a hit with the kids at the Mardi Gras celebration Sunday. (Bulletin photo by Katie Nelson)6 / 7
Games of all kinds could be found at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Sunday. (Bulletin photo by Katie Nelson)7 / 7

Big Mardi Gras celebrations don't take place solely in New Orleans. 

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in St. Paul Park hosted its annual two-day celebration Feb. 25 and 26, with events for all ages ranging from games for kids to a cake walk and everything in between. 

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