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The Monticello High School French Club's annual Mardi Gras Dinner was held in the high school cafeteria on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Around 130 people were served a dinner of assorted gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice and king cake. The event also featured some authentic Mardi Gras activities like fortune telling and carnival games like gator bead toss.
"I love hosting the dinner," said French teacher Erica Bryant, who is also the sponsor for the school's 70-student French Club. "I really like getting to meet some parents and, of course, eating some great food! I love seeing the results of all the hard work the students have done."
Mardi Gras also included the singing of the French National Anthem, and the Sages Cafe was on hand to serve hot drinks on a cold night.
Students wore purple, green and red, traditional colors for Mardi Gras, which is held around 'Fat Tuesday' each year.