Mardi Gras Coming North

For a few hours on Saturday, Feb. 25, Hillsboro will claim status as New Orleans’ northernmost parish as the town celebrates its Mardi Gras Masquerade.

The fundraiser will benefit the Old Stone Schoolhouse.

From 7:30 to 11 p.m., participants will be treated to Cajun cuisine, king cakes, specialty drinks, local beer and wine, and New Orleans jazz under the direction of DJ Ben Ortiz. There also will be a silent auction. Prizes will be awarded for best costume.

Tickets are $35 single/$60 couple through Feb. 19, after which prices increase. For orders and details, go to

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