Mardi Gras Gala: Bourbon Street
February 28, 2020 from 6:30–9:30 pm
Arnot Mall Event Center (3300 Chambers Road South, Horseheads)
The ECFC Fundraiser event has been going strong for 16 years. This year we are hosting it at the Arnot Mall Event Center! Get ready to support a great cause and dance through the evening at our MARDI GRAS GALA, held on Friday, February 28.
Throughout the night, dance to Ithaca’s premier Zydeco band Li'l Anne & Hot Cayenne, New Orleans-inspired food and desserts samples, taste local bourbon, wine, and beer, participate in our silent auction and capture the moment in our photo booth with festive props.
Wondering what to wear? While this is not a formal affair, we encourage you to wear fun and festive attire! If you don't have a mask or beads, you can purchase them at the event!
The 2020 ECFC Fundraiser will support implementing more physical fitness and enrichment, community outreach, in addition to continuing to replace and update aging classroom furniture and tools.
Li'l Anne & Hot Cayenne are coming back! Make sure you wear your dancin' shoes!
Take half a dozen groove masters, add a spicy blend of rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and funk to the up-tempo Zydeco beat, and presto, you’ve got a dance groove that just won’t quit! Taking the Northeast Zydeco scene by storm, Li’l Anne & Hot Cayenne have been invited to play a variety of prestigious venues including the Rhythm and Roots Festival in Charlestown, RI, The Great Connecticut Cajun/Zydeco Music & Arts Festival, and the renowned Saratoga Springs Dance Flurry.
RESTAURANTS & SPIRITS
Connors Mercantile & Yesterdays (Sweet Shop Chocolates)
Corning Catering (BBQ Sliders and Crudite)
DeMet's Candy (Chocolate Turtles)
Finger Lakes Beer Co. (Beer)
Horseheads Brewing (Beer)
Iron Smoke Distillery (Bourbon & Spirits)
Jelly Beans (Gumbo)
Krooked Tusker Distillery (Bourbon & Spirits)
Mooney's Sports Bar & Grill (Cajun Shrimp Mac)
Point of the Bluff Winery (Wine)
Timberstone Restaurant (Gumbo)
Purchase tickets for $40 online today through Friday, February 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm OR at the door for $45 per person. (Adults only. Please be prepared to show your ID.)
Chemung Canal Trust Company (Premier)
Sound Communications (Media)
WENY TV (Media)
Hilliard Corporation (Entertainment)
Corning Incorporated Corporate Technologies (Gold)
Corning Enterprises (Gold)
Corning Incorporated Global Supply Management (Gold)
Corning Incorporated Workplace Services (Gold)
Corning Incorporated MT&E (Silver)
Micro Solutions (Bronze)
Neally-DeJong Company LLC (Bronze)
Three Rivers Development (Bronze)
Corning Credit Union (Friend)
LaBella Associates (Friend)
Check back for more details!