Please join us for the third annual Mardi Gras-inspired event to benefit Youth Advantage featuring fabulous festivities, silent and live auctions, New Orleans flare, food and fun! Back by popular demand is live entertainment by Good for Gary, Lee Valsvik as emcee, and Beau LaBore as auctioneer.
This year's event will be held at the new and swanky JX Event Venue in downtown Stillwater. It will allow us more room to mingle, dance, and sit a spell.
The Mardi Gras fundraiser makes a large impact on Youth Advantage's annual budget, having raised over $25,000 at each of the past events. We extend our gratitude to all of the generous sponsors, donors and attendees of the event.
Friday, February 24, 2016
Doors open at 6:30 pm at JX Event Venue in downtown Stillwater.
This event is for individuals 21 years and older.
Visit www.youthadvantage.org/mardigras for ongoing updates about this event.
Mardi Gras Trivia
What does ‘Mardi Gras’ mean?
In French, the word "Mardi" means "Tuesday," and the word "gras" means "fat," meaning that Mardi Gras translates to English as "Fat Tuesday." The name comes from the practice of preparing for the start of a period of fasting on Ash Wednesday, which immediately follows Mardi Gras. This preparation may involve eating rich foods and using up ingredients like fat, eggs and dairy, which may not be allowed during Lent.
Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez! (Let the good times roll!)
Please help us thank our sponsors who generously support Youth Advantage through their Mardi Gras sponsorship!
Title Sponsor: Sletten & Brettin Orthodontics; Partner Sponsors: Craig-Hallum Capital Group, Dr. Andrea Saterbak- Twin Cities Orthopedics, Sit Investment Associates, Southill Dental, Thrivent Financial; Patron Sponsors: Acme Awning Company, Bonestroo Law Firm PLLC, Cates Fine Homes, Envision Catering & Hospitality, G. Thomas Construction, Kingwood Management, Posch Builders, Re/Max Results- The Snyder Team, Thomas Grace Construction Services, Yale Mechanical; Friend Sponsors: Apex Construction Inc., Atlas Management Group, Brian Eder Financial, Capture Salon, Cornerstone Land Surveying, First State Bank and Trust, JTR Roofing, McGarry-Kearney Agency Inc, MidWestOne Bank, Redpath and Company, Ross Orthodontics.