Due to a roll-over in 2015 the 2017 50/50 will start with a balance of:
The theme for the 2017 Mardi Gras Celebration is “Dancin’ in the Street”. This was submitted by Ashley Glidewell and was voted on by everyone who attended the Chamber’s Annual Dinner held at Red Hawk Golf and Grille!
The Chamber of Commerce throws a Mardi Gras celebration like no other! This family-friendly event dates back to 1922. Unlike Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Pinckneyville holds its festivities on the last Friday and Saturday in October. The famous Queen Pageant is held a few weeks prior to the yearly event, once a Mardi Gras Queen is crowned she enjoys her reign while attending the children’s costume parade, business trick or treat, and the costume and pumpkin decorating contest on Friday. The celebration begins again bright and early on Saturday morning where you will find a flea market stretched across Walnut street, a car show over-flowing on Mulberry Street, live entertainment, children’s games, marching band field competition, and Illinois’ oldest night-time parade featuring floats, costumed marchers, bands and more. This event brings together both past and present community members year after year. During 2017 Pinckneyville will celebrate the 95th anniversary of Mardi Gras.
*The Chamber of Commerce donated back their portion of the rolled over 50/50 into the drawing!