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Calexico Mardi Gras

(It was Mardi Gras in Calexico)….The event Friday was hosted by the Calexico Chamber of Commerce.

The 2014 Mardi Gras Beer Tasting Experience and Expo was held at the Carmen Durazo Cultural Arts Center. A good size crowd was on hand to taste a variety of foreign and domestic beers. Expo tables were also set up to exhibit the works of local artists and craftsmen. The Chamber’s Special Events Committee had nominated six couples to be voted on to serve as the 2014 Mardi Gras King and Queen. When the votes were tallied, the crowns went to Les and Terri Rogers. Officials said the event was the last Beer Tasting before Lent. Mardi Gras is currently underway in New Orleans. It is the last blowout party before lent, and Ash Wednesday.