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Mardi Gras

We are so grateful for you!

Every year, Floyd Mardi Gras keeps getting better and better, and we know for sure it is because of YOU!

This event would not be possible without the contributions—big and small—of so many people. The performers; the venue; the volunteers; the sponsors; all the people running the auction and Kiddy Gras and the dinner; the people running the sound and lights; the extras that add so much, like the blackjack and the photo booth: all of this is only possible when the community joins together like you did for Saturday night.

We are so grateful for our friends, family, community members, and visitors who have made it possible for us to keep Blue Mountain School strong year after year after year! Thank you!


Dogtown Roadhouse
Winter Sun Clothing
Skyline Bank
Chef Richard Perry
Citizens Telephone Cooperative
City Magazine
Floyd Rustic
Red Rooster Coffee Roaster
Buffalo Mountain Kombucha
Chaos Mountain Brewing
Design Omnea
El Charro Restaurant
Foggy Ridge Cider
June Bug Center
Southern Print and Graphics


Alan Graf
Allen Canterbury
Barb Gillespie
Benji Saunders
Carly Harvey
Dylan Locke
Emily Williamson
Ezra Ford

Fred Harris
George Penn
James Herndon
Janiah Allen

Jeff Liverman
Jeremy Hagy
Jessica Talley-Haynes
John Wilson
John Winnicki
Johnny Sutherland
Joringel Starchild
Katie Wells
Laura Jo Powell
Leia Jones
Lisa Lotek

Maggie Blankenship
Matt Lucas
Mike Kirby
Robbie Baxter
Scott Perry
Sol Roots
Triona Bason


7 Springs Farm Supply
Adam Lake Ceramics

Agatha Grimsley
Anne Vaughan Designs
Apple Ridge Farm
BMS Golden Black Koalas
BMS Rainbow Jellybean Worm Snakes
Bondi Studio

Brigitte Williams
Carol Volker
Chantilly Farm
Cocoa Mia
Corey Avellar
Country Store
Crystal Mountain Beeswax Candles
Dancing Dog Tees
Elisha Reygle

Enone Mellowspring
Farmer Supply
Fat Bean Farm & Food Co
Floyd Farmers Market
Floyd Fitness
Floyd Rustic
Gentle Giant Massage
Green Label Organics
Harvest Moon
Healing Tree Wellness Center
Holly Haworth
Inge Terrill
Jayn Avery
Lore Deighan

Mary Brown
Medina Mercantile
Melissa Maynard
Mellowspring Family Farm
Monkey Business

New Mountain Mercantile
Pam Frazier

Paper Bird Studio and Design
Penny Lane
Perrin Heartway
Phoenix Hardwoods
Photographic Dreams
Punkee Herbals

Red Rooster Coffee Roaster
Republic of Floyd

Riverstone Farm
Rowan Chantal
Sarah McCarthy Pottery
Scott Perry
Shanti Posadas
Slug Saloon
Tangled Up In Yarn
Tom Phelps Pottery
Under the Sun Tattoo
Virginia Klara
Vital Touch Massage
White Stag Furniture Revival
Yoga Jam


Agatha Grimsley
Alonzo Emmett
Andrea Goodrum
Archer Berzins

Benji Saunders
Carol Volker
Chaz Freels
Chris Thompson
Ed Gralla
Elisha Reygle
Ella Berzins
Eric Wolf
Eva Dyer
Grateful Steve
Greg Sherman
Hari Berzins
Hope Sharp
Jamie Reygle
Jayn Avery
Jenni Heartway

Jody Franko
Justin Grimes
Justin Miller
Karl Berzins

Kim Kessler
Kristan Morrison
Laura Jo Powell
Laurie Tucker

Layla Emmett
Lily Miller
Lore Deighan
Luke Staengl

Martha Sullivan
Mason Adams
Michael Keyes
Reuben Miller
Rick Hall
Sarah McCarthy
Shelly Fox

Shelly Sherman
Tammie Sarver
Tom Franko
Venus Dyer

And YOU!

We'll see you February 10, 2013!


2017 Silent Auction Items

The 2017 Mardi Gras Silent Auction has gone Blue! Thank you to all our auction item donors! We'll be updating the list with more items and photos as they come in, so be sure to check back. If you'd like to donate something, please contact the Auction Mistress, Lore Deighan.

True Blue

  • Blue Handmade Book from Agatha Grimsley
  • Blue Hand-Dyed Silk Notebook Cover from Agatha Grimsley

  • Blue Crocheted Shawl from Carol Volker
  • Bluegrass Festival Tickets from Chantilly Farm
  • Blue Painting from Lore Deighan

  • Blue Chair from White Stag Furniture


  • Blue with Flowers Painting by Aven Tanner

Once in a Blue Moon

  • Original Art for 2017 Mardi Gras Poster by Emily Williamson

Feeling Blue?

Out of the Blue

  • "Dali Llama" Print from Virginia Klara

  • Heroes of Olympus Book Set from Shanti Posadas
  • Gift Certificate for Vet Services from Dr. Perrin Heartway


  • Necklace and Earrings from Bondi Studio












Krewe du Bleu Dinner Premiers at 2017 Floyd Mardi Gras

In the tradition of New Orleans Mardi Gras, the staff of Blue Mountain School and Executive Chef Richard Perry have joined with our friends at Grayson National Bank / Bank of Floyd, Floyd Rustic, Longfin Grill, and Foggy Ridge Cider to form the Krewe du Bleu! Our Krewe is delighted to serve you and your friends a delicious and elegant meal prior to beginning your Mardi Gras festivities at our first ever Krewe du Bleu Mardi Gras Dinner!

At Blue Mountain School, we focus on developing a strong community among our students, staff, and families. One of the ways we do this is by sharing food together during monthly celebrations, daily during snack and lunch, and even at our staff meetings. As we share food, we also share conversations, stories, and each other's company. At BMS, it is common for students to see their classes and teachers as an extension of their families, which is one of the highest compliments we can receive!

We want the guests who attend our exclusive Krewe du Bleu Mardi Gras Dinner to feel the same sense of community with each other. You may not know any of the other guests when you first arrive, but by the end of the meal you will!

The evening begins in the Winter Sun room at 5:30 as guests are welcomed to the party. After finding a seat at one of Floyd Rustic's hand-crafted and luxuriously-decorated tables, you will enjoy sharing a number of Chef Richard's authentic New Orleans dishes "family style" with your neighbors. As you dine, sip some Foggy Ridge Cider,  learn about the history of Bayou cuisine from Chef Richard, and relax with the musical musings of John Wilson. We'll wrap up the meal with a traditional King Cake before you stroll across the breezeway to the Ball.

Dinner guests will also have an exclusive first peek at items for sale during the Make It Blue! Silent Auction. See something you can't live without? It's yours with a "Buy It Now" option!

Krewe du Bleu Dinner Menu

  • Po’boy Samplers
  • Cajun Kale and Collard Gumbo with Homemade Andouille and Root Vegetable Stock
  • Okra 
  • Oyster and Crab Bienville Casserole
  • Red Beans and Rice garnished with Grilled Boudin, Grilled Chayote Squash, Creole Onions, Flamed Sweet Peppers  
  • Delta Slaw with Mobile Palm, Cabbage, Kale, Carrot, Mirliton, Sherry Vinegar, Raw Cane, Seville Orange Vinaigrette (Vegan)
  • Sweet Potato Soufflé (Vegan)
  • Spinach, Shallot, Leek, Fennel and Fresh Cheese Soufflé with French Bread Croutons (Vegetarian)
  • Herb and Cheese Biscuits some with Tasso
  • King Cake

A very small number of tickets are available for this event, so don't wait to get yours! Individual tickets, which include entrance to the Mardi Gras Ball, are $65 each or $120 for a couple, and they can be purchased at Blue Mountain School (Monday-Thursday 9am to 4pm) or online by sending email to Blue Mountain School.

Visit our Krewe Du Bleu Dinner Sponsors

Kiddy Gras 2017 Registration Open

Kids, grab your pajamas because registration for the 2017 Kiddy Gras Pajama Party is now open!

This year we are thrilled to be back at The June Bug Center! While the grownups are getting their groove on at the Mardi Gras Costume Ball, this kid party will be rocking in the JB gym, where our young friends can choose from tons of activities like dress up, Lego lab, face painting, dancing, and more!

In addition to the main party room, we will also have a toddler room for kids 3-5 as well as a quiet space for friends who would like to spend part of their evening reading or working on peaceful activities.

We'll wrap up the party with popcorn and a movie, so be sure to bring a favorite blanket or sleeping bag.

Children may be dropped off starting at 7:00 and must be picked up no later than 12:30 am. This event is for children ages 3 to 12, and kids must be potty trained.

Kiddy Gras tickets are $20 for the first child in a family and $15 for each additional child in a family and can be purchased at Blue Mountain School (Monday-Thursday 9am to 4pm) or online by sending email to Blue Mountain School. This event sold out last year, so don't wait!





Make It Blue! Call for Auction Items

Every year, our silent auction features scores of fabulous items from local artists and businesses just like you. This year, we've decided to Make It Blue, and we are putting out a call for donations of Blue, Blue, Blue!

Are you an artist with a beautiful Blue painting? Or does your business provide things someone might want when they are feeling Blue? Perhaps you specialize in items that really are out of the Blue? If you aren't quite sure how your donation is Blue, be creative! We can't wait to see what you dream up!

If you would like to donate something for the auction or if you have questions about it, please contact Auction Mistress, Lore. 

Items need to be brought to school by Monday, February 20th. We can help with pick up on items as needed, and if you are donating a gift certificate, you can send it by email for us to print.

All donations are tax deductible, and the proceeds go directly to Blue Mountain School's scholarship fund.



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