February 2010

22 Feb

Feb 22, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Just a note to remind y’all of Chinese New Year in Deadwood!

The Chinese New Year Celebration in Deadwood on Saturday, March 6, 2010 traces its origin back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. At that time Deadwood had the second largest Chinese population in the United States, second only to San Francisco, thanks to the opportunities such as work in the gold mines and on the railroads.

Today the culture of these proud people lives on in legend and memory in an event such as the Chinese New Year celebration, which has been held each year since 1990 at Miss Kitty’s Gambling Saloon/Chinatown Café at 649 Main Street in Deadwood.

Because the Chinese Lunar Calendar is 2,637 years older than ours, this is the year 4647 and it is the Year of the Tiger. People born in this year or in 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, or 1998 are forthright and sensitive, possess great courage.

There will be various demonstrations by nearby martial arts groups in Miss Kitty’s Casino at 1 p.m. Chinese cuisine will be available during restaurant hours (11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.) at the Chinatown Café.

10 Feb

Feb 10, 2010 at 09:42 am

It was a busy weekend in Deadwood! People from all over came to partake in Mardi Gras festivities – the parade was top notch and definitely a crowd pleaser! As were all festivities (which were led by King John Bonnett and Queen Carmella Biesiot) –

Winners of Saturday night’s parade:
Best Overall: Saloon #10
Best Mardi Gras Theme: Iowa’s Swamp Krewe
Best Lights: Mad Mountain Adventures
Best Business: Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort
Community Spirit: Gold Dust/Hampton Inn-Four Aces
Mayor’s Choice: Towelie and Kenny

The Cajun cook-off was held at 8 locations around Deadwood, and the food was phenomenal – winners are:
1st: Four Aces Hotel and Casino
2nd: The Lodge at Deadwood
3rd: Gold Dust

There was also a Mardi Gras cake contest. Those winners:
Best Representation of Theme: Peggy Cook
Best Presentation: Peggy Cook
Originality: Mallory Everett

Best Representation of Theme: Crystal Murray
Originality: April Brennan
Best Presentation: Desire Desimone

Next up is St. Patrick’s Day festivities! We’ll have a pub crawl, poker run, live entertainment and much more on Sat, March 13, and a parade at 7 p.m. On St. Paddy’s Day March 17, the annual parade will be held at 5 p.m. Don’t miss out!

Have a great week,

01 Feb

Feb 01, 2010 at 03:47 pm

Wow, Mardi Gras is here! And the weather looks good, the floats are starting to come together, and beads are starting to come out of the wood work…

Allright! It’s Mardi Gras time!

We sure hope you can attend – if not be sure to watch it on the Web cams and show your support from afar!

Well, back to preparations – happy Mardi Gras week all!