LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State College Anthropology Club is holding its Third Annual Mardi Gras Casino Night fundraiser on Friday, February 20, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Lewiston Elks Lodge. Proceeds from the event will go to students participating in a field school in Ecuador in May/June 2015. The field school involves undergraduate research, service learning, and the acquisition of Spanish language skills.
The Mardi Gras event includes a silent auction, casino-style games (with play money provided), prizes, and dinner for $25 per person. Attendees can skip dinner at 6 p.m. and enjoy the rest of the night from 8 to 11 pm for only $15. Last year, thanks to the generosity of the community, the club raised over $3,000. This year the goal is set higher at $5,000.
The majority of participants in the field school are first-generation, low-income students who have never traveled beyond our region. Mardi Gras Casino Night supports undergraduate students by helping them to reduce their individual participation costs of $3,500.
“This field school will promote diversity, competency, and provide practical experience outside the classroom, fostering student excellence by realizing LCSC’s motto of “Connecting Learning to Life,” said LCSC Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Kerensa Allison.
Please contact Kerensa Allison at [email protected] or 208.792.2348 to purchase tickets in advance or for more information. Tickets for the games and silent auction part of the evening are also available at the door.
The club’s Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/lcscanthropologyclub.