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It’s a week later and its way past time for an update.

First of all a HUGE thanks to all of the sponsors, supporters and volunteers.  The entire event would crash and burn if not for all the help from the community. So, Thank You!

To the event.  About 300 people came to the All Saints Mardi Gras fundraiser and enjoyed some traditional Cajun style fair from Catlemans Steak House and some very good music from one of our founding supporters DJ Louis Najar.  It’s a pretty strong argument that without Mr. Najar there would be no Mardi Gras in Roswell. Eighteen years and still going.

The “fundraising” portion of the event went very well because of all of our amazing donations. Many of which from local artists.  Works from a friend of the school, David Blair, raised more than $200.  There was one piece from some local artists/fabricators that gathered quite a bit of attention.  Rincon and Son Fabrication custom-built a ‘disco grill’ and donated it to the event.

After a fair bidding war the disco grill generated about $250 for the school. We also had a number of other donations, including quilts, paintings, electronics, home improvement supplies, and a seemingly endless supply of gift certificates from all over Roswell as well as Ruidoso, Clovis and Portales.  Some of the gift certificates earned the winners everything from tire rotations to explosives.  There was even a year of burgers from a local restaurant.
You can checkout our sponsors on our donors page as well as along the left edge of this page.

It seems everyone had a great time eating, dancing and there was an occasional drink from the cash bar provided by Peppers Grill & Bar.  A few guests had more fun than others.  The winners of our door prizes went away with an assortment of items including gift baskets from Inspirations, a print from local artist David Blair, as well as certificates to a slew of local restaurants.  Our Mardi Gras Mask Drawing winner went home with an Imation Link video extender and even more gift certificates. That was just for bringing a mask to the party.

The winner of our King Cake Drawing won a $200 Nambe bowl and bottle of wine from our local winery. Pretty good for eating a piece of cake and finding a plastic baby.

Here are a few photo of the event.

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If you have any photo of the All Saints Mardi Gras fundraiser we would love to see them.