Mardi Gras Gala Raises Funds For Chambliss Center

Friday, February 21, 2014

The second annual Mardi Gras Gala will take place on Saturday, March 1, from 7-11 p.m. at Loose Cannon.  The evening will feature New Orleans style food, beverages, music, beads, masks, a photo booth and more.   

The event is a collaboration between Events With Taste Catering, Loose Cannon, and Chambliss Center for Children.  Tickets are available for purchase online (www.chamblisscenter.org) for $60 per person and include food and beverages.  Ticket prices increase on Feb. 25 to $70. 

Anyone who purchases a ticket to the event will be offered an invitation to a special private event hosted by HBO.  On March 4, HBO will host the premiere of their upcoming documentary entitled Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert, a story of one of the parents whose children attend Chambliss Center for Children.  The movie is an intimate glimpse into the life a single mother, trying to do it all and struggling to get ahead.  The event is strictly by invitation only, and all guests must RSVP according to the instructions on the invitation.   

Chambliss Center for Children is a local non-profit organization caring for hundreds of children through an early childhood education and child care program as well as a residential program for children who have been removed from their homes.  The agency will use all proceeds to funds their programs for at-risk children. 

For more information, contact Chambliss Center for Children at 468-1130.



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