My Friend’s House Mardi Gras Ball and Krewe Party put the fun in fundraising
Mardi Gras Ball is a unique event that provides an opportunity to celebrate with those in the community who share the same vision and heart for the special at-risk youth we serve. All proceeds will go to My Friend’s House Family & Children’s services.
The Mardi Gras Ball will be held on Saturday, February 9 at 5 p.m. at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs located at 700 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin, TN 37067.
Every year, amazing couples are nominated for the Mardi Gras Ball Royal Court. With a unique voting system, nominees battle each other to see who can raise the most money through My Friend’s House and Queen. The 2019 Mardi Gras Ball Royal Court nominees are: Adam Broslat & Nicole Sanchez, Jeff Dunn and Dana Patrick, Tony & Lorrie Graves, Justin & Tiffany Wilson.
“The Mardi Gras is a fund and exciting way for community members to give much needed support to our organization,” says Tina Edwards, Executive Director of My Friend’s House, “In fact, nearly 25% of our annual budget comes from the Mardi Gras Ball and pre-event Krewe Party.”
The ball will also include a four-course dinner and dancing with live music provided by Gary Jenkins & Thundering Hearts. Tickets for the event are $150 each or $1,250 for a table of ten. Sponsorships are available from $500 – $10,000.
Part of the Mardi Gras Ball festivities includes the pre-event Krewe Party, which will be at Drake’s in Thoroughbred Village Shopping Center: 553 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin, TN 37067 on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Tickets are $20 per person and doors open at 6 p.m.
“The Krewe party is for supporters who can’t always drop $150 for a formal event ticket,” explains Tina Edwards, “What’s special about this event is that it helps raise both awareness and money in a way that anyone can participate in.”
The Krewe party includes a silent auction and is a great way to meet the Mardi Gras Royal Court nominees, vote for your favorite couple and support My Friend’s House while enjoying a laid back, Fat Tuesday type atmosphere.
The Mardi Gras Ball has a reputation for being a highlight of the fundraising calendar because of the fun and exciting atmosphere. This year both the Mardi Gras Ball and pre-event Krewe Party will be held at new venues which will provide new experiences for everyone in attendance.