Mardi Gras Fun for Literacy

by Jan 29, 2024Nonprofits, Online Exclusives, South Brunswick

Brunswick County Literacy Council’s annual Books, Brews & Beads Mardi Gras fundraiser is set for February 6.

From colorful beads and festive decorations to scrumptious king cake cupcakes, Brunswick County Literacy Council (BCLC) is preparing to bring New Orleans to Brunswick County once again. Its annual Books, Brews & Beads Mardi Gras celebration will be held on Tuesday, February 6 at Makai Brewing Company in Ocean Isle Beach.

Guests will be treated to an evening of exceptional fun with live entertainment from DJ Jason Jackson, delicious food from Bad Eatz, a cash bar, raffles, door prizes and exciting games. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with a goody bag stuffed with beads and other favors. Guests can then peruse the Bourbon Street raffle baskets, which they can purchase tickets for after checking in and throughout the event.

Mardi Gras Annual Brunswick NC

Melissa Warren, BCLC’s executive director, says excitement is building for this year’s event, which marks the third year that BCLC has partnered with Makai Brewing Company to bring this event to life and help increase awareness of the organization’s work to improve illiteracy in the county.

“The community support we’ve received from this event over the last two years has allowed us to continue to provide learning materials, internet access and other tutoring essentials, free of charge, for our adult students,” Warren says. “We have some exciting new things to look forward to for this year’s event, and we have been fortunate to sell out for the previous two years, so for anyone wanting to attend, get your tickets fast!”

Want to go?
Books, Brews & Beads Mardi Gras Fundraiser
Tuesday, February 6, 5 pm
Makai Brewing, 5850 Ocean Highway W., Ocean Isle Beach
Individual tickets are $40.
Online registration for the event ends on Feb. 1.

Anyone interested in being a sponsor, making a donation or purchasing tickets can visit the “Events” tab at For more information, call (910) 754-7323.