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By Miriam Raftery

March 21, 2014 (Santee) -- Our Mardi Gras celebration at Pinnacle Peak in Santee was a hit - thanks to our wonderful readers, the fabulous Bayou Brothers Band, and our generous donors and sponsors!  Your support will help East County Magazine continue to provide award-winning coverage of important news that matters here in our region -- as well as providing wildfire and emergency alerts.  We're your community media!

Oh, and we do like to put the "fun" in fundraising, too!  Scroll down to see lots more photos of our readers enjoying the festivities -- and if you missed the best party in town, be sure to click "subscribe" (it's free!) at the top right side of our homepage to be added to our email list for future fabulous events.



Thanks to our Mardi Gras sponsors!

Special thanks to our major sponsors:

Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse, Bayou Brothers, Taylor Guitars


Additional sponsors:

All Things Bright & British

Bradford Bruce

California Wolf Preserve

Camp Bow-Wow

Cottonwood Golf


Fusionglass Co.

Mary Genser

Glamour Girlz

Grove Pastry Shop

Hearts & Hands Animal Rescue

Heritage of the Americas Museum

Lions, Tigers & Bears

Maness Vineyards

Marjorie Wegner, Jewelry Artist

Mediterraneo Bistro

Mission Trails Regional Park

Greg Palast Investigations

Grove Pastry Shop

Ranch Feed & Pet Supply

Rubio’s Dance Studio

San Pasqual Winery

Santee Lakes

Silver Creek Gallery

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center

Sunbelt Publications

Viejas Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

Viejas Outlets Center


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