The 2014 Non-profit of the Year Award was presented to the Creamery District at the Arcata Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner. The award was presented by the Chamber of Commerce on February 21 at the Arcata Community Center. The Arcata Playhouse is the sponsor of the Creamery District.
The Creamery District was nominated by the Chamber of Commerce membership. The top three nominees were then voted upon by the Chamber of Commerce membership in an online survey. Jackie Dandeneau and Louis Hoiland accepted the award on behalf of the Creamery District.
Two other Creamery District members were honored at the Awards Dinner. Holly Yashi received the new member of the year award and Redwood Raks was nominated for Best Small Business.
Mardi Gras is in the air at the Arcata Playhouse who is hosting a Mardi Gras Ball that will feature local favorites the Cajun flavored Bayou Swamis and raucous horn ensemble Bandamonium on Friday, February 20th.
Come early for the Mardi Gras Parade and the crowning of the king and queen with mask making at the event. There will be prizes for Best Mask, Best Costume and Best Dancers.
You can sample some Creole and Cajun food like Muffulettas sandwiches, dirty rice with red beans and King Cake as well as authentic Mardi Gras drinks like the Hurricane and The Red Rooster. Get your photo taken by Bob Doran in our photo booth. Dress up and bring a friend to this fun evening.