Reno Celebrates Mardi Gras with Rotary Fundraiser

Kimmie Candy gave out delicious samples at Mardi Gras in Reno

Bright costumes and colorful beads were everywhere as the Rotary Club of Reno celebrated Fat Tuesday while hosting its largest and brightest fundraising event at the Downtown Reno Ballroom.

Highlights of the evening included wine tasting stations and food samples from local restaurants. We tasted everything from tacos to cajun food, topping the evening off with champagne and some homemade pralines that could have come straight from New Orleans.

The event supports the Reno Rotary Foundation. Ticket sales, and proceeds from the silent auction fund community service projects, scholarships and many other worthwhile causes.

The club donated more than $193,000 last year to local and international programs. Volunteers make it all possible and Rotary gave a shout out to University of Nevada ROTC cadets who greeted people at the door.

So keep this Mardi Gras celebration in mind for next year and let the good times roll!