Bluenose Academy’s Mardi Gras fundraiser returns


  • <p>FILE PHOTO</p><p>Girls having fun at a past Mardi Gras event.</p>

LUNENBURG – Who doesn't like to have fun and, when you can do it and support a great cause, even better.

The Bluenose Academy in Lunenburg will be the place to be March 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for their Mardi Gras festival, making its return after a two-year COVID-19 hiatus.

There will be games for all ages, a silent auction, food and this year, even a mini golf course for everyone to enjoy.

All money raised will go back to the school and students to help pay for extracurricular activities such as sporting events or field trips.

"Mardi Gras puts all the kids on a level playing field, so all kids can participate without things being a financial burden to their family. That's why we do it," said co-organizer Chasity Spindler.

The last year the event was held, in 2020, the event raised about $15,000 and Spindler is hoping surpass that amount.

"We already have almost $8,000 raised from community sponsors which is the most that we've ever raised in advance of the event," she said.

Costing examples include a $10 for an all-you-can bounce fest in the gymnasium. Individual tickets are just 50 cents each or 25 for $10, which can be used for games or for the bouncers. The number of tickets varies, depending on the games.

"We're really excited to be back and do this for the school again because it is really needed," she said.

Eastport Financial Group has come on-board, once again, to be the main sponsor of the event.

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