The Small Town Mardi Gras held Saturday evening by the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society at the Emo-LaVallee Arena was a huge success. Over 400 tickets were sold. Dinner was a traditional meal with jambalaya with rice, jambalaya with chicken and sausage, corn bread, noodles with a sauce and pork. The meal was topped off with a delicious bananas foster cheesecake, which is a traditional New Orleans dessert.
The night started with Melanie Williams of Party Rock Sound Services playing traditional New Orleans jazz. Williams also performed a couple of songs and told the story of what the fair board is working on.
The Rainy River/Stratton Lions Club presented the fair board with a $25,000.00 cheque toward the new 4-H kitchen. Telford Advent served as the live auctioneer at the event.
It was a wonderful evening for all those attending!