Thanks to all for contributing/attending the event! Stay tuned throughout the year for details on the 8th annual Jones River Mardi Gras, coming in spring 2014.
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Why Mardi Gras? A yearly fundraiser of Jones River Landing, it’s our way of joining in the spirit of New Orleans. This year, our profits are split between Jones River Landing and the Community Center of St. Bernard; who supply the people of the still-bereft St. Bernard Parish in New Orleans with basic food, clothing, and employment assistance.
Why not Sandy? Rising seas, the BP oil spill, and lack of assistance are still plaguing New Orleans. This is our yearly chance to let them know we have not forgotten. The small but mighty Community Center does great work with relatively small donations which go straight to the source. We trust them, we have seen firsthand what they do, and we are loyal to them and their hard work.
- Satisfaction of deeds well done: help to the still-bereft people of New Orleans
- Incredible bayou-style Cuisine
- Hot Cajun made-for-dancing Music from our returning favorites, Grand Bois
- Raffles and Silent Auction
- Games, feathered masks, shiny beads, and a few surprises thrown in just for fun…
Our new Mardi Gras location is again at The Jones River Trading – about a mile south of the Landing, right after the Elm Street (Rte 80) dam/bridge. (Due to construction, the bridge is currently inaccessible – access south of the river from Brook Street and Elm Street. No access from Main St.)