MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG)- It’s no secret that thousands will hit the bars to celebrate Fat Tuesday.
But, a new event is offering a safe place for those who want to celebrate Mardi Gras without the booze.
‘Sober Gras’ was held Tuesday at the Veterans Recovery Resources location on Springhill from 10AM-2PM. There was food, live music and games for kids.
Event organizers tell us although this is the first year, they’re hoping it becomes an annual tradition every Fat Tuesday.
“You know, people have their own reasons why they choose not to be around alcohol and that type of environment but still want to be able to come out, be a part of the community and be a part of this wonderful tradition that’s Mardi Gras. So we wanted to be able to provide a safe space for that,” said ‘Faces and Voices of Recovery’ member, Ann Marie Powell.
The event was held by Faces and Voices of Recovery and Veterans Recovery Resources Center.