SOUTH MOUNTAIN – Mardi Gras came to the Mountain Township Agricultural Hall Sat., April 27.

This year’s annual Station No. 2 Auxiliary fundraiser was sold out with 188 guests signed up to enjoy an evening of music, comedy, food and dancing.

Approximately $8,500 was raised at the event. The funds will go toward purchasing a telescopic monitor (water cannon) for South Mountain’s fire detachment.

The auxiliary for Station 2 put together the event Sat., April 27. Left to right are: Dawn Bowers, Dana Aikens, Kate Hubble, Kiersti Havekes, Amanda Weedmark, Darby Ace, and Holly McIntosh.

The evening consisted of music from Thundering Sound Entertainment, comedians Rick Currie and Geoff Mackay, a silent auction and was catered by Leatherworks.

Team leader for the event was Kiersti Havekes.

“Everything went well. It was a good night. Everyone had a lot of fun and the food was good,” she said.

This was the fourth year the auxiliary has come up with some kind of winning fundraising event for the fire department.

Fundraising was never this much fun for Sandy Burns (left), Kim Douma, Pam Kirkwood, Carol Buma-Beauchamp, and Janet Larose.

Havekes said the auxiliary would meet in a few weeks to get feedback on how the fundraiser went.

“This has been our best event so far,” she said.

Later in the fall Havekes said the group would meet to talk about ideas for their next project. The group does two fundraising events each year.

As each guest arrived a member of Station 2 escorted them to their table. Here, Melanie Racine is escorted by Andrew Findlay.

Left: Everyone dressed for Mardi Gras, including Darlene Simms (left), Sandy Meester, Diane Hyndman, Rosy Winter, Debbie Durant and Karen Richardson. Morin Photos