If you cannot make it to Fat Tuesday in New Orleans this year, you can still celebrate on campus. At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Avant Garde, the French Club at Tech, will be hosting “Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler at Mardi Gras,” which translates “Let the Good Times Roll at Mardi Gras.” The event will take place in the Tech Pride Room in the RUC.The Mardi Gras celebration is a fundraising event for the French Club open to all students. It will inform students and guests about Mardi Gras and the New Orleans traditions that go with it.
“We will be serving jambalaya, king cake, as well as hosting door prizes,” French Club President Rebecca Hillebrand said.
During the celebration, there will be games and activities, such as a game of Bingo using French vocabulary. There will be a contest for most festively dressed attendant. There will be a PowerPoint presentation about the origins of Mardi Gras and the celebration today.
This year, the French Club is going green by using real dishes and not disposable ones. Each guest will also receive a cup that they can take home with them.
To get tickets, you can go to the foreign language department located on the second floor of South Hall or from any French Club member. Tickets are $5 for Tech students and $7 for non-students. Tickets will only be available before the event. They will not be sold at the door.