Virtual Mardi Gras

The Year of the Queens

February 20, 2021


A $10 ticket purchase through BetterUnite grants you entry to the URL Virtual Event!

A $30 ticket grants you entry to the event and live auction with your choice of Brewing Company Beers! See description on BetterUnite to choose.


At $50 you can add Butler’s Pantry’s unique spin on New Orleans Hot Cajun Dip with a variety of crusty breads, crackers, and veggies with your beer while participating in the live auction, circus talents, and royal queens!

Live auction begins on February 5th. See auction items on BetterUnite.

Click here to purchase tickets or make a donation!




Meet Queen Candidate Jessica Bicknell

Jess Bicknell is a 2016 graduate of Indiana State University (Bachelor of Science in Marketing) and a 2019 graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (Master of Leadership Development). Upon graduation from Indiana State, Jess went to work at Marketability, an advertising agency formally located in Terre Haute, Indiana. Here, she was a project manager and digital marketing specialist for a variety of clients, including BoxUp, Clabber Girl Baking Powder, Indiana State University Residential Life, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and Terre Haute Savings Bank among others. Currently, Jess works at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College as the Digital Marketing Manager. In this position, she is responsible for all search engine marketing, paid social media campaigns, and recruitment campaign development, implementation, and reporting. Jess currently resides in Terre Haute. In her spare time, Jess enjoys taking hikes with her fiancé, Cam and her dog, Charlotte, reading, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and watching Netflix.

Meet Queen Candidate Vanessa Prox

My name is Vanessa Prox. I was born and raised in Terre Haute. I am married to Bryan Prox. We have a 13-year-old son Jack that attends Honey Creek Middle School, and 3 dogs, Spot, Boomer and Luna. I graduated from TH North Vigo High School and received my bachelor’s degree from Hanover College. I then moved back to Terre Haute to go to work for my father and grandfather at Ragle & Company where we manage commercial properties here in Terre Haute and in Florida. Bryan and I own Trimpe Cleaners. I also sell Color Street nail polish strips and like to make things in my spare time. I do a lot of sewing and other fabric projects when I can. One of the local organizations I work most closely with is the Terre Haute chapter of Tri Kappa which holds the House of the Christmas Mouse event each December.



Check out some fun highlights from Mardi Gras 2020: