Mardi Gras Gala returns in style

Mardi Gras

Attendees enjoyed food and drinks during the “adult prom.” Casino style games were played for ‘fun money’ and raised additional funds for the JSL.

Wes Locher | The Star
Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10:21 AM.

After a two-year hiatus the Junior Service League Mardi Gras gala returned and the community was ready for it.

More than 150 elegantly-dressed patrons attended the charity event, held at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe.

They helped raise more than $6,500 for upcoming JSL projects. Those projects include the group’s annual Christmas clothing drive, Easter egg hunt, and mentoring programs.

Live music for the event was provided by Konkrete Soul and silent auctions were held for fine jewelry, charter fishing trips, gift certificate trees and countless other items.

Mardi Gras themed food was provided by various JSL members, created from recipes in the JSL cookbook and 60 pounds of shrimp was donated for the event by Wood’s Fishery in Port St. Joe.

It was a night of suits, dresses, beads and music as attendees toasted and danced the night away.

Casino-style games including black jack and roulette gave attendees a chance to try their luck while using fun money, but the big winners were the members of the JSL.

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