The Rotary Club of Independence presents the 4th annual Mardi Gras Carnival "The Spirit of Mardi Gras: A New Orleans-style Soiree". Sample boutique distilleries, wines and craft beers. Enjoy New Orleans-style Cuisine and Music. Participate in the Masquerade Contest. The Honorable Eileen Weir, Mayor of Independence. Honorary Co-chairs: Brad and Mary Kay Speaks along with Ken and Cindy McClain. Proceeds to benefit the Independence Farmers Market Construction project.