Mardi Gras in Reno

RENO, Nev. - Inside the Reno Ballroom Tuesday, hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the Rotary Club of Reno's 21st annual Mardi Gras celebration.
The room was filled with many of the sights, smells and sounds you would find in the French Quarter during New Orleans biggest celebration.

People adorned with masks and beads got the chance to sample some of the best food Reno has to offer. Restaurants like Campo, Gas Lamp, and Wild River Grille all prepared delicious treats, while strategically placed vendors poured wine.

Everywhere people looked, purple, green, and gold took over the room. The three traditional colors of Mardi Gras all have their own meanings. The purple represents justice, green represents faith, and gold represents power.

The night was completed by dancing and a silent auction. All proceeds from the event will be directed toward the local community efforts supported by the Rotary Club of Reno.