Citizens of the Week

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

All the folks involved with Krewe du Kork are this week’s Citizens of the Week. Krewe du

Kork was nominated by Peggy Kjelgaard, who said the group was established in 2017 to follow

the institution of Social Aid and Pleasure Club, celebrating wine, spirits, food, fun and cultural

and historical heritage. In addition to planning social events, the group promotes a sense of unity

in the community and performs charitable works. In addition to bedazzling its popular Krewe du

Kork Mardi Gras bead tree on Spring Street, the group hosted its annual event at Gaskins Cabin

Steakhouse on Saturday, Jan. 27, benefiting the Eureka Springs Community Center this year.

“Community-based beloved projects are exactly why the Krewe du Kork was formed by

ko-kaptains Cne’ Breaux and Ilene Powell,” Kjelgaard said. “Krewe du Kork combines the

Mardi Gras traditions of giving back, food, fun revelry and, of course, all things Kork!”

To nominate somebody for Citizen of the Week, email Samantha Jones at Citizen.Editor.