The Ulster Project has been operating in the Oak Ridge and Knoxville area for almost 33 years. You can help them celebrate 33 years of peace-building in Northern Ireland and the United States by joining them for their inaugural Ulster’s Mardi Gras, where they will celebrate the Gulf Coast tradition of Mardi Gras.
The event is scheduled from 6-10:30 p.m. Saturday, February 23, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
The featured band will be a local favorite, The Missing Goats. And they expect to have some zydeco dancing lessons.
The menu will include salad, seafood gumbo, Cajun roasted pork loin and chicken, red beans and rice, Cajun green beans, chicken and sausage jambalaya, king cake (prizes for the baby), and banana pudding. Beer and wine will be available for sale, and there will be a silent auction.
Ticket prices are $35.00 for adults, $250 for a table of eight, and $30.00 for seniors (over 65). Tickets can be ordered from the Ulster Project website at https://www.ulsterprojecteasttennessee.org/ulsters-mardi-gras.html, or you can call John Hough at (865) 405-5929 for more details. King cakes are also available for pre-order at the website.
Ulster’s Mardi Gras will be in the Family Life Center at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, which is at 317 Vermont Avenue in Oak Ridge.