Mardi Gras for a cause raises close to $6,000

Make text smaller Make text larger


  • Photo by Roger Gavan Owner Adam Powers and the staff at Fetch served breakfast to a full house from midnight to 2 a.m.

WARWICK — Once again, Warwick's second annual Mardi Gras for a Cause exceeded expectations.

On Tuesday evening, March 4, the night before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, the Village of Warwick played host to its second annual Mardi Gras for a Cause.

For the most part, and with some exceptions, the lavish costumes and parades traditionally seen in New Orleans on Mardi Gras or "Fat Tuesday," were not part of this year's Warwick event. But nevertheless, about 300 participants enjoyed the local celebration, which raised close to $6,000 and still counting for BackPack Snack Attack.

The participating restaurants were busy from 6 to 10 p.m. and the Village Billiards was packed from 10 p.m. to midnight. And owner Adam Powers and his staff at Fetch served breakfast to a full house from midnight to 2 a.m. The musicians donated their time and talent.

Last year Mardi Gras for a Cause was an idea that originated with a group of local musicians from Warwick who wanted to be able to celebrate the arts and the community.

The three major goals of the Mardi Gras for a Cause Committee were to organize a unique event that all community members could enjoy, showcase local businesses and musicians and raise awareness and money for an important cause that directly affects the community.

A year ago the turnout for the event also surpassed all expectations and raised a similar amount. And in 2014, like that event, many of the same participating restaurants hosted musicians who performed free of charge.

A percentage of earnings from the sale of food and beverages along with proceeds from a raffle were earmarked for BackPack Snack Attack.

- Roger Gavan

Make text smaller Make text larger


Pool Rules


Richard C. Hanlon
Richard C. Hanlon of Warwick passed away at Orange Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. He was 69 years old.
Born in Long Beach on Nov. 20, 1948, he was the son...

Read more »

'Let’s look closely at this question'
Lots of people say they want us to stop using plastic bags, but some find the idea of giving all the bag fees to the shopkeepers unpalatable.
Let’s look closely at...

Read more »

Wesley Edward Berlinski
Wesley Edward Berlinski, a self-employed contractor in Warwick, entered into rest on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. He was 70.
He was a U.S. Marine veteran.
Wesley was an avid...

Read more »

The Sanfordville eagle
The Scarpas spotted this Bald Eagle in their back yard near Sanfordville School in Warwick earlier this month.
Read more »


Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


Local News
One Lucky Leprechaun
  • Mar 21, 2018
Local News
Free homeowners workshop on April 7
  • Mar 22, 2018
Business & Real Estate
Make this house your home
  • Mar 21, 2018


Warwick, NY