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Mardi Gras Party
This is a twist on traditional Mardi Gras parties: spicy food, Dixieland music and games without the “drunkenness and debauchery” associated with the New Orleans celebration. In short, it is a family-friendly Mardi Gras.
True to the Cajun and Creole influences of “The Big Easy,” the party will feature a food court with dishes including: Jambalaya, blackened chicken, and dirty rice. (There will also be kid-friendly food for those who are younger or less adventuresome eaters.) For dessert, partygoers will be treated to the traditional “King Cake.” Beverages will include non-alcoholic versions of traditional New Orleans drinks.
Jean Galipeau, a professional deejay, will create a backdrop of Dixieland music for games and contests that offer prizes to the winners. Those with an artistic bent can create feathered, bedazzled masquerade masks. Brightly colored strings of beads, a traditional part of Mardi Gras parades, can be accumulated during a contest that will be ongoing throughout the evening.
Tickets for the event can be reserved in advance (recommended) by calling Amicable Congregational Church at (401) 624-4611 or purchased at the door. Admission of $10 for adults, $8 for teens and $6 for kids 12 and under, will purchase tickets redeemable at the food court and activity booths.
More About Amicable Congregational Church
Just north of Historic Tiverton Four Corners is Amicable Congregational Church, located on Main Road. It is a member of the Rhode Island Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Sunday services are at 10am. Children are dismissed to their Sunday School classrooms halfway through the worship service, following the children's message.
William Sterrett is the minister.