Mardi Gras event raises money for Project Peanut Butter
By: DJ McGuire
A Mardi Gras experience for the total cost of $3 — the Student Activities Council and Campus Life hosted a Mardi Gras event for students at St. Louis Community College – Meramec on Friday, Feb. 24.
Camille Hernandez, a second year student who works with Campus Life and is the chair of the Student Activities Council, was there serving food to students. Hernandez served rice, jambalaya, king’s cake and drinks.
Melissa Deweaver, another second year student who works for Campus Life and the Student Activities Council, helped Hernandez serve food. Deweaver stressed the importance of this event besides just the food.
Students were also provided beads of any color, hats and masks as part of the price. Hernandez believes that the event gave a good Mardi Gras experience to those who came.
“There is no parade or anything… It is just a taste of what Mardi Gras would be,” Hernandez said.
The students seemed to enjoy the event as well, Deweaver said.
“It’s all good clean fun,” Deweaver said.
Hernandez believed the students were benefitted from a “sense of togetherness” from the event.
“In addition to getting some really good food, they [students] can also learn about the activities we offer on campus as well as helping a good cause,” Deweaver said.
The good cause that Deweaver mentioned is Student Governance Council’s efforts to help Project Peanut Butter.
“Project Peanut Butter is all about raising money for this peanut powder substance that has extra nutrients added to it, which feeds malnourished children,” Deweaver said.
Project Peanut Butter helps one in three children with malnourishing problems, she said.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to Project Peanut Butter.