Girls Inc. To Host Mix It Up Fundraiser

Friday, January 18, 2013

Girls Inc. will host Mix it Up! - a new event featuring a cultural food fusion, cocktails, entertainment, a live auction and more on Saturday, Feb. 9. Proceeds from the event benefit Girls Inc. programs which empower girls ages 6-18 to be themselves, try new things, take positive risks and create their own paths to a successful future, officials said.

The event will be held at Loose Cannon, 1800 Rossville Ave., from 7-11 p.m. and is being catered by Events with Taste. Attendees will savor food with Asian/South American, Mediterranean/Southern, and Italian/Mexican fused ingredients.  Entertainment planned for the event includes a stand-up comedian, the chance to play musical instruments from around the world provided by the Chattanooga Folk School, a henna artist, a juggler/magician, mini art exhibitions and more. Surprise appearances will happen throughout the night by other special guests. After a live auction full of unique items not commonly found in stores, the event will transform into a dance party from 9-11 p.m. featuring Northwest Georgia's DJ D-Low. 

Tickets can be purchased at and start at $60 per person. Couples are $115 and ticket bundles of four are $220. Prices increase on Jan 25. 

For more information, contact Girls Inc. at 624-4757 or Follow @MixItUpChatt on Twitter for the latest updates.

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