Citizens of the Week
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.