Wednesday, September 5, 2018

9th Annual Tiger Fest is back, Cajun-Style, in Mountain Ranch - Sat Nov 10

At the Saturday, November 10th Dinner & Music event, a full feisty Cajun meal will be served up for the 9th annual Tiger Fest, a fundraiser of the Friends of Rail Road Flat School.  Important to note is that it will be held in the Mountain Ranch Community Club Hall, 8049 Washington St. in the heart of Mountain Ranch., nine miles east of San Andreas.

It’s a Mardi Gras theme this year, so wear your masks; we’ll provide the beads. Doors open at 5:00 pm for a social hour, no-host bar, and silent auction perusing, followed by the dinner seating and performance at 6:00 pm.

The admission is $35 per person or $60 per couple (kids are discounted) and includes not only a three-course Cajun dinner, but a concert by Nedra and Julio, and a complimentary beverage.  The featured cocktail is the Hurricane, made world famous in New Orleans, home of the Mardi Gras.

Pine Grove residents Nedra Russ, aka “The Harmonica Lady” and Julio "in-glasses" Guerra, make up “njr” – the popular foothill acoustic songwriting duo of the Americana tradition. Their music is inspired by traditional Blues, Folk, Country, Old-Time Mountain, and Rock roots. They’ll even be playing some funky New Orleans tunes for the evening. Nedra's hard-driving harmonica and soulful vocals on top of Julio's solid rhythm guitar make them “an orchestra of two.”

Nedra Russ, aka “The Harmonica Lady” and Julio "in-glasses" Guerra
Reservations should be made by phone 209-304-8932 or 209-256-7587 or by email or  by November 3rd.  If you are unable to attend, the Friends encourage you to donate an auction item or send in a contribution. This November event was originally scheduled for June, but an issue with the town hall in Rail Road Flat forced a cancellation. 

All proceeds raised go towards preserving the rights of children to be educated within their home communities, while enriching their educational experience with a vast array of enrichment subjects like robotics, gardening, construction, Spanish, poetry, sports, weaving and more.

The Friends of Rail Road Flat School operates as a non-profit organization under the auspices of the Blue Mountain Community Renewal Council. As such, all donations are tax deductible and can be sent to FORRFS at P.O. Box 223, Rail Road Flat, CA 95248.

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