This year was Midland UMC’s 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Dinner, which featured a free dinner to the public and food provided by the members of Midland. The meal included gumbo, red beans and rice, Creole coleslaw and desserts. “This year, 30 people attended, and we hope to serve more next year,” Missions and Outreach Committee co-chair Cheryl Schmidt said.