4-H to Host Annual Mardi Gras Carnival for All Cass County Families


February 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Cass County ISU Extension service say the Annual 4-H Mardi Gras event in Atlantic is scheduled to take place March 11th, from 2:00PM-4:00PM, at the Cass County Community Center.  All families are invited to attend this low cost, high energy event for youth.

Susan Oliver, Cass County Youth Coordinator says the Sunday event includes fun, food, & carnival-type games for kids of all ages. The cost of admission for the family-friendly event is just 50 cents.  Each game ticket is ten cents.  Clubs set their own rate per game.  Most games are two to five tickets in cost.  There will be 13 club booths including; horseshoes, handmade “Color Wheel of Fortune”, ski ball, target practice with the Safety Education in Shooting Sports (SESS) program, ball toss and more.  There is also a club foodstand.

Cass County 4-H started the Mardi Gras event several years ago, to provide a budget friendly event for families in the community.  It also provides the various County 4-H clubs an opportunity to have fun together while planning and handling the booths.  In addition, the event raises funds for the individual clubs and the overall 4-H program.

To learn more about the 4-H program visit: www.extension.iastate.edu/4h and for detailed local program information at: