Mardi Gras raises money for Palouse Youth Association

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Mardi Gras raises money for Palouse Youth Association

Maxwell Edgelord Performs to

Maxwell Edgelord Performs to "Take on Me" by A-ha at the Saturday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

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Maxwell Edgelord Performs to "Take on Me" by A-ha at the Saturday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

RACHEL SUN | THE DAILY EVERGREEN

RACHEL SUN | THE DAILY EVERGREEN

Maxwell Edgelord Performs to "Take on Me" by A-ha at the Saturday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

SAM SCHMITKE, Evergreen reporter

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The Palouse Youth Association held its Mardi Gras event in Moscow on Saturday night.

In her 10th year as event-runner, Genevieve Bode, Moscow Mardi Gras president, said she was happy with the turnout.

“Everyone enjoyed their time in the event,” Bode said. “It seemed like a great time.”

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  • Maxwell Edgelord punches and kicks his way through his routine Saturday night at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

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  • Maxwell Edgelord punches and kicks his way through his routine Saturday night at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

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  • Maxwell Edgelord Performs to "Take on Me" by A-ha at the Saturday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

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  • Maxwell Edgelord Performs to "Take on Me" by A-ha at the Saturday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

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  • Elliet Sterling makes his entrance for the first half of the drag show Saturday night at the 1912 Center.

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  • Bouncer Jim Ruggio looks out onto the dance floor Saturday night at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

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  • Ashley Nelson from The Fabulous Kingpins performs Saturday night at Mingles Bar and Grill in Moscow. The band covered songs from various contemporary artists including “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars.

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  • Ashley Nelson from The Fabulous Kingpins performs Saturday night at Mingles Bar and Grill in Moscow. The band covered songs from various contemporary artists including “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars.

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  • A couple embraces outside of John's Alley Saturday night.

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  • Attendees crowd the dance floor Saturday night at John's Alley while reggae band Sol Seed plays.

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  • A woman dances to Reggae band Sol Seed Saturday night at John's Alley in Moscow.

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  • Michael Lennon from the reggae band Sol Seed plays the piano Saturday night at John’s Alley in Moscow while dancers groove to the music.

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  • Benny Pezzano performs with his band, Sol Seed, Saturday night at John's Alley.

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  • DJ Farrukh’son entertains the dancefloor Saturday night at The Garden Lounge in Moscow.

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  • Attendees dance to songs including Abba's "Dancing Queen" and "Toto" by Africa Saturday night at The Garden Lounge.

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  • Cheyenne Barnard pauses for a moment on the dance floor Saturday night at The Garden Lounge in Moscow.

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  • A man on the dance floor raises his glass to Abba's "Dancing Queen" Saturday night at the Garden Lounge in Moscow.

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  • Faye turns to face the spotlight Saturday night during her drag performance at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

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  • Faye accepts donations from attendees during the Satuday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow. The donations will go to support local youth through grants and scholarships.

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  • An attendee waves a donation for Faye during the Satuday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow. The donations will go to support local youth through grants and scholarships.

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  • Ty-Grass swaggers down the path in-between audience members for the Saturday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

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  • Ty-Grass swaggers down the path in-between audience members for the Saturday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

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  • Penny Redful entertains the audience for the Saturday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

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  • Penny Redful entertains the audience for the Saturday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

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  • Penny Redful entertains the audience for the Saturday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

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  • Penny Redful entertains the audience for the Saturday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

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  • Penny Redful entertains the audience for the Satuday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

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  • Penny Redful entertains the audience for the Satuday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

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  • Penny Redful entertains the audience for the Satuday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

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  • Maxwell Edgelord Performs to "Take on Me" by A-ha at the Saturday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

    RACHEL SUN | THE DAILY EVERGREEN

  • Maxwell Edgelord Performs to "Take on Me" by A-ha at the Saturday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

    RACHEL SUN | THE DAILY EVERGREEN

  • Maxwell Edgelord Performs to "Take on Me" by A-ha at the Saturday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

    RACHEL SUN | THE DAILY EVERGREEN

  • Maxwell Edgelord Performs to "Take on Me" by A-ha at the Saturday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

    RACHEL SUN | THE DAILY EVERGREEN

  • Maxwell Edgelord Performs to "Take on Me" by A-ha at the Saturday night drag show at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

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Bode said the venues were packed with both college students and community members in support of a great cause and a fun time.

Over the years, Bode has raised around $100,000 for the Palouse Youth Association. This money goes toward scholarships, events and activities, and organizations that support local children.

“We want to make sure people really know that the event was not only just for fun, but also for the people,” Bode said.

Bode said though all the venues were amazing, she did have a favorite.

“The Fabulous Kingpins were great as always,” Bode said. “They have done this event before, and they really demonstrate the Mardi Gras vibe that we want.”

Bode said that every event-goer had the opportunity to go to a venue of their interest. She said there was variety.

Bode said the Palouse Youth Association will announce the donation amount within the next three days, and the profits and donations will keep the event going another year.

“The main thing that I want people to remember is that this event isn’t just for a good time, it’s also an event for the children,” Bode said.