Soroptimist-NMI chapter celebrates Mardi Gras

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THE Soroptimist-NMI Chapter on Tuesday held a Mardi Gras-style fundraising event for the organization’s Live Your Dream program, which awards education grants to women who are breadwinners of their families.

Mardi Gras king and queen Brandon Smith and Jenn Aldan.  Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

“Many years ago, we used to have a Mardi Gras event at one of the local restaurants,” Soroptimist-NMI Chapter president Donna Krum said in an interview. “A lot of people [who] are here tonight used to go to that event.”

The celebration on Tuesday started at 5:30 p.m. and was held at the Godfather’s Beach House Bar at Fiesta Resort & Spa.

Brandon Smith and Jenn Aldan were declared the Mardi Gras king and queen.

Krum said Fiesta Resort & Spa provided free chasers while Godfather donated a portion of the night’s total drink sales to the Soroptimist-NMI Chapter.

The event sponsors were Heineken, Cruzan, D&Q International, Pacific Islands Club, Fiesta Resort & Spa, Aqua Resort Club, Hyatt Regency Saipan, Plumeria Events, Natural Nail Salon, Marianas Variety, 360 Restaurant, and Godfather’s Beach House Bar.

For more information about the Soroptimist-NMI Chapter, visit www.facebook/nmisoroptimists.

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