A Mardi Gras gala to benefit the Effingham County Humane Society will be held at the Effingham Event Center, formerly the KC Hall, March 23rd starting at 5:30 p.m. The Cajun buffet will feature jambalaya, friend chicken, salmon patties, Creole coleslaw, and more. Tickets are $25.00 per person. The price will be $5.00 more after March 19th. Call Leslie at 217-663-0029 to reserve tickets.