Brunswick County Literacy Council to Host 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Fundraiser


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 The second annual Books, Brews and Beads Mardi Gras Celebration benefiting the Brunswick

County Literacy Council will take place on Sunday, February 19, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at

Makai Brewing Company, located at 5850 Ocean Hwy W. Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469.


The fun begins the moment you stop at the bead station to grab a handful of colorful beads to

throw around your neck. The brewery will be bathed in vibrant Mardi Gras colors. Start the

afternoon with a trip to the cash/credit bar for one of Makai’s amazing craft beers or a glass of

wine if you prefer. Next, peruse the gift baskets that will be up for raffle. Hold onto your ticket

stub for a chance to win door prizes throughout the event.


Outside, the Beyond the Bayou food truck for a bowl of chicken and smoked sausage jambalaya.

And don’t forget the King Cake sweets!


Then, get ready to enjoy some live music from the Sea and Sand Band! They’ll keep the music

going throughout the event playing a variety of music from old standards, R&B, jazz, rock, and

beach music, so they have all your musical tastes covered. Bring your folding chairs and enjoy

the music.


Tickets for the event are $40 in advance or $45 at the door. The price of each ticket includes

food, live music, and a chance to win door prizes. The event will take place rain or shine.

All funds raised will go to Brunswick County Literacy Council’s operating and program budgets.

The cost of a ticket buys workbooks for one student. Learn more at

For more information about Brunswick County Literacy Council or to purchase tickets for

Books, Brews and Beads visit or contact the council at 910-754-7323.