From Harford County Public Schools:
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Mardi Gras is coming to Harford County. Put on your mask and join the revelers for the Greater Excellence in Education Foundation’s second annual Mardi Gras Bash at Clarence’s Taste of New Orleans in Edgewood, MD on Sunday, February 12, 2012 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Festivities of the evening will include authentic New Orleans cuisine by Chef Clarence, drinks, street performers, live Jazz music by Benny Russell, Cajun cooking demonstration, a king cake, the coronation of the King and Queen and more. Beads and artistically crafted masks will be on sale for the ultimate enjoyment of the festivities.
The highlight of the Mardi Gras Bash will be the crowning of the Mardi Gras King and Queen by last year’s King and Queen, Kevin Wiley, PNC Bank and Terry Troy, Community Member.
The Mardi Gras King and Queen will be selected from six community leaders vying for the titles. These six community leaders were selected to be members of the Royal Court because of their community contributions and involvement. To gain the title of King or Queen they will be selling votes for $1. King candidates are Alan Doran, Harford County Department of Community Services; Hugh McCarthy, PNC Bank; and Joe Licata, Harford County Public Schools. Queen candidates are Laurie Slizewski, M&T Bank; Mary Hastler, Harford County Public Library; and Lisa Sparr, Coldwell Banker.
To choose a King and Queen, contact the candidate, vote on the GEEF website at www.geefinc.com, or mail votes to GEEF, P.O. Box 824, Edgewood, MD 21040. Tickets to the Mardi Gras Bash can also be purchased on the GEEF website. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
All proceeds benefit the programs of Greater Excellence in Education Foundation to provide educational, social and fiscal resources to foster excellence in learning so all Harford County Public School students, with an emphasis on underserved students, can be successful in college, work, and life.
For more information on the Greater Excellence in Education Foundation visit www.geefinc.com or contact Deb Merlock at 410-322-7743.