Oswegoland Optimist Club Hosting Midwest Mardi Gras
Event on Feb. 16 will benefit CASA Kendall County.
Tomorrow, Feb. 12 is what is fondly known by many as Mardi Gras, or translated from French, "Fat Tuesday."
It's the day to stuff yourself full of your favorite foods in anticipation of the upcoming Lenten season that begins the next day Wednesday.
The Oswegoland Optimist Club doesn't want you to just stuff yourself with food for the holiday: they want to help others on this feast of an occasion.
The Optimist Club is hosting Midwest Mardi Gras, "Taking the Mask off of Abuse and Neglect," with all profits from the event going to CASA Kendall County (Court Appointed Special Advocates).
According to the CASA website, "A Court Appointed Special Advocate is a volunteer trained and supported by CASA staff to monitor the court cases of children aged birth to eighteen who have been determined to be abused, neglected and/or dependent by the juvenile court system. CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge to serve as an advocate for the purpose of speaking in the child's best interest."
The event, takes place on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at the Whitetail Ridge Golf Club, Yorkville.
It will feature live music, dancing, a bayou buffet, silent auction and raffles. Ticket prices are $40 per person, $75 per couple, or a table of 10 for $350.
Tickets can be purchased online here.
Dress code is business casual to elaborate -- whatever might get you in the Mardi Gras mood.
We might suggest not wearing anything with a too tight belt though!