ROTARY MARDI GRAS FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT SD DISCOVERY CENTER TREEHOUSE PROJECT
PIERRE – Pierre/Ft. Pierre Rotary Club members are cooking up a Mardi Gras Celebration to raise funds for the South Dakota Discovery Center Treehouse Environmental Education Exhibit.
The Mardi Gras Celebration takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at United Methodist Church in Pierre. The menu includes Jambalaya with sausage handmade by Rotarians, Mardi Gras Salad, Maque Choux (corn with the Cajun trinity and seasonings), famous New Orleans Beignets, and home-baked King Cake. Last year's attendees raved about the food. Tickets are available www.sd-discovery.org or from any Pierre/Ft. Pierre Rotary Club member, and they can also be purchased at the event. Tickets prices are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for kids 12 and under.
“Rotary members recently voted to make the SD Discovery Center Treehouse Environmental Education project its primary fundraising project for 2019. Our Rotary chefs have been busy menu planning and prepping for the Mardi Gras Celebration to ensure attendees enjoy a quality dining experience, and that we have an energetic kick off to the fundraising effort,” said Pierre/Ft. Pierre President Mike Gibson.
“Every kid loves a treehouse. With Rotary, our treehouse will become bigger and more interactive, handicap-accessible and more parent accessible, and will provide opportunities for environmental education activities that can change often.” said SD Discovery Center Executive Director, Kristie Maher. The Treehouse is part of a larger soil health exhibit project that SDDC has been designing with support of the Natural Resource Conservation Service and collaboration with statewide partners.
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Thank you to the Friends of the South Dakota Discovery Center. Friends provide on going support so that thechildren and families in our community have access to hands-on science learning, now and in the future.