Dinner Honors Volunteers and Evacuees
Everyone who attended received Mardi Gras beads and masks. Restaurants and Rock Bridge High School students supplied authentic Cajun cuisine. MU students entertained with face painting.
"A party is always a good thing for a new orleans native and I just thought it would be helpful to get them together, to be together and to have a few hours to relax and enjoy themselves," said organizer Judy Schermer.
The event was open to all evacuees living in Missouri and anyone who served as a volunteer after Hurricane Katrina.