February 2007 Happenings
Keweenaw Krayons to hold Third Annual Mardi Gras in Mohawk Feb. 20
MOHAWK -- The Mohawk School is a bustle of activity as Keweenaw Krayons enters the final stages of
preparation for the Third Annual Mardi Gras Celebration to be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fat Tuesday, February
20. The event, which will be held in the school gym and adjoining rooms, features a Cajun dinner, music, mask
making, an art sale and a silent auction. Tickets for the dinner are $8 if purchased in advance, $12 at
the door. Pre-schoolers are free, and family discounts are available.
|Katy Johnson, foreground, and Cady Sever work
on masks at
Keweenaw Krayons in preparation for their Third
Annual Mardi Gras Celebration Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the
Mohawk School. (Photo ©
2007 Keweenaw Krayons. Reprinted with permission.)
"We have tickets available throughout the area," said director Susan Hallwachs, who urges people to buy
them in advance. "It really helps us to have an estimate of how many will be coming so we know how much
food to prepare."
Rich Simpson is the head chef, assisted by Keweenaw Krayons volunteers, staff and youth. Horizons High
School Culinary Class will be making King Cakes and assisting with other preparations.
Music for the night will be provided by the Swedetown Irregulars, Crawfish Moiakka, and Ariel Lake on the
|Crawfish Moiakka, a local Cajun band, will be
among the musical groups performing at Keweenaw Krayons' Third
Annual Mardi Gras Celebration to be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Feb. 20 at the Mohawk School. Pictured, from left, standing, are Audrey Viola,
bass and vocal; Oren Tikkanen, guitar, mandolin, flute; Kelly
Suvanto, fiddle; Gary Aho, fiddle, guitar, vocal; and, front, Randy Seppala,
percussion. (Photo © 2007 Keweenaw Krayons. Reprinted with permission.)
A Silent Auction will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring art made by Keweenaw Krayons staff and youth
as well as art donated by local artists. Additional art and other items will be available for purchase
from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Michael, Sue and Murphy Mallow of Twin Lakes Java will be selling fresh roasted, fresh ground, fresh
brewed coffee and Citrus Mist at the Café Du Mohawk.
"Staff, volunteers and youth, including the Horizons High School Art Class, have been busy making masks,
table and wall decorations for weeks," said Hallwachs. "We are transforming the school into a Keweenaw
version of New Orleans’ French Quarters."
Ten percent of the profits will go to support the Horizons’ High School STAR group.
Tickets can be purchased at the following places:
Houghton: Cyberia Café 482-2233
Hancock: Copper Country Community Arts Center 482-2333
Calumet: Re-Run Sports and Tool 337-3479
Mohawk: Keweenaw Krayons 337-4706
Keweenaw Specialty Woods 337-5496
Lake Linden: Yarns and Threads 296-9568
Lac LaBelle: Lac LaBelle Restaurant 289-4118
Copper Harbor: Mariner North 289-4637
Twin Lakes: Twin Lakes Java 288-3018
"People can also just mail their check to us and we’ll put tickets aside for them to pick up on the
20th," said Hallwachs.
Make checks payable to: Keweenaw Krayons and mail to PO Box 191, Mohawk, 49950
More information is available by calling Keweenaw Krayons at 337-4706 or emailing
email@example.com -- or visiting
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