The Lamar County Human Resources Council has almost sold out of tickets for their Mardi Gras event being held at the Love Civic Center February 23rd.
The annual event, over a decade old, benefits Meals On Wheels, Seniors Centers, Gifts Of Love and other LCHRC Support Programs.
“This year is important because we had a state budget cut and have a waiting list for services right now. The money raised from events like this allow us to go ahead and feed people when we don’t have state funding for them and keep feeding them until a spot opens up on our state programs,” said Lamar County Human Resource Council Executive Director Shelly Braziel.
Last year the event raised over $50,000 with over 500 tickets sold and each year event raises more and more.
“The LCHRC serves about 1,000 people, five days a week across four counties. We also have support service programs including a pet food program, we give heaters and blankets in the winter and fans in the summer,” Braziel added.
The Mardi Gras event with start at 7 p.m. with a Cajun dinner prepared by Michael Perry, music by David Whiteman Band and a live and silent auction.
“We’ve added a selfie booth this year and brought back our Mardi Gras King Contest again. Nominees have been taking donations throughout February and during the event people can vote for their favorite person to be crowned King. Last year’s Mardi Gras King was Chris Snodgrass” said Braziel
Individual tickets are $75 each and the LCHRC expect to be sold out in the next few days.
Contact Shelly Braziel on 903-784-2580 for more information.