Junior League Hosts Mardi Gras Festival

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Junior League of Chattanooga invites the public to a day of colorful costumes, great food and fun. Mid-Day Masquerade is a family-friendly celebration of Mardi Gras and will be a good escape as the colder weather arrives.

The festival will offer activities that the entire family can enjoy such as face painting, mask decorating, and other carnival games. Guests of the masquerade can sample dishes from the New Orleans-inspired menu before hitting the dance floor with friends and family. Items from the menu include jambalaya, red beans and rice with shrimp and Andouille sausage, and king cake.

Families are encouraged to arrive in their most creative Mardi Gras-inspired costumes.

The festival will be held at The Car Barn on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 3-6 p.m. Tickets will be $35 for adults and $15 for children two and under.

The official “Cookbook of Chattanooga”, Seasoned to Taste, will also be available at the event for $29.95. The award-winning cookbook is a compilation of the best recipes passed down through generations of women and hand-picked by the women of the JLC. Additionally, proceeds from the cookbook go to charities and programs that support teachers, children and families in the Chattanooga area.


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