Jubilee’s Annual Spring Fundraiser, Mardi Gras in Memphis, was a great success this year. The event took place the last weekend in April at Memphis Catholic High School and raised much needed funds to see Jubilee Schools through to the end of their last year. We reached our sponsorship goal of $30K and raised an additional $6K at the door. Minus what it took to put on the event, every penny goes to Jubilee. Special thanks to everyone who volunteered and came out to support. It was a great weekend full of family-fun activities.
This year our crawfish master, Shannon Runnels, along with his team cooked up 700lbs of crawfish with all the fixins’ including corn, potatoes, sausage, green beans and pineapples. The crawfish were to die-for spicy and almost gone by the end of the first day. We added a people’s choice gumbo cook-off which turned out to be a huge hit. The winner was New Orleans native, Leslie Harden, principal of St. Joseph Catholic School. St. Joe also took home the Jubilee spirit stick for largest school participation. They have set the bar high and are the school to beat at our next event.
The event also included bouncy castles, inflatable slides, face painting, snow cones, Mardi Gras beads and a 5K. Live music was provided by our dear friends, The Risky Whiskey Boys and Charvey Mac. As you can tell, there was something for everyone. If you couldn’t make it this year, we hope you will join us next year for a little Mardi Gras right here in Memphis.
Special Thanks to all the volunteers that made this event possible. You are the reason this event is such a success and we couldn’t do it without you! Our next event will be our 3rd Annual Wings of Jubilee Hot Wing Festival this fall. We have set the date for Saturday, September 29, 2018. Come on out to see who cooks up the Holiest Hot Wings in Memphis.