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Third Annual Cajun Supper


Saturday March 4, 2017 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Otey Parish's Claiborne Hall in Sewanee.

As you enjoy the "so good you want to slap your mama" cuisine of chefs Silas and Sammy D, Bazzania will fill the hall with their signature sounds of folk and Cajun music. Draft beer will be served on-site for the 21 and older patrons.

Proceeds from the Cajun Supper are used for international humanitarian service projects. One project, Heart 2 Heart, is an American/Mexican Rotary Club cooperative effort. Our club partners with other US clubs, and clubs in Mexico's District 4170 to support two signature projects: water tank systems for grade schools and the Holtz-Beahon Kidney Transplant Program. District 4170 is in the central part of Mexico and includes the Mexico City metropolitan area and several hundred square miles of adjacent rural areas.

The Monteagle Sewanee Rotary also supports the Sewanee Haiti Initiative. Last year the club donated $2,500 to the project. Per Dr. Deborah McGrath, professor of biology, "this fund was so important for helping us support five research interns who worked with 4 Haitian technicians and 30 Haitian families in 2 villages to conduct agroecological research. The research is aimed at better understanding the farming systems so we can find other strategies, in addition to coffee, that work for all households. While Sewanee internships pay the student researchers a weekly stipend, the cost of round trip airfare, in-country transport and room and board in Haiti consume a significant amount of this. The Rotary club gift allowed us to give each intern $400 towards their plane ticket. The students have been very devoted to the project, returning over several summer/spring breaks. This year, Duncan Pearce (Biology) and Peter Davis (Natural Resources) will graduate using their work in Haiti as the basis for the senior Honors Theses and Capstone projects. In this way, they leave a base from which future interns can learn about and build upon our work in Haiti. The remaining $500 from the Rotary gift was used to help farmers in Bois Jolie stock their nursery with tree seedlings."

Please consider supporting these Outreach Projects through the purchase of tickets for an enjoyable Sewanee evening with family and friends. Join the Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary for the third annual Cajun Supper, including either crawfish etoufee or vegetarian red beans and rice, all the fixin's, and a drink. Live music by Bazzania will accompany the meal and beer will be available for purchase on site. Eat in or take out while supporting this worthy cause!

The Cajun Supper will be held in Sewanee at Claiborne Hall in Otey Parish on Saturday, March 4th from 4:30 - 6:30pm. You can eat in or take out. Tickets are $20.00 each, students age 12-22 $10.00 each, children under 12 eat free. You may contact any Rotary Club member to purchase advance tickets, or purchase at the door.

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