Hello Deadwood fans, It is Valerie again on my second day of my internship. Just a little fun fact about me I am a fourth year student at Black Hills State University. Every day we are getting closer and closer to Deadwood Mardi Gras. The thing I am most excited about would be the Cajun Cook-Off, but it is close to lunch time for me. For the Cajun Cook-Off there will be a public tasting with donations encouraged for a local charity. The other event that I am fired up for would be the Deadwood’s Annual Mardi Gras Parade. The parade runs up the historic Main Street in Deadwood where over 50,000 beads are thrown into the crowd. There is much more to Deadwood Mardi Gras, but you all will have to stay tuned for my next blog. Have a warm and happy day!