The ECFC Fundraiser event has been going strong for 15 years. This year we have a new venue and theme! Get ready to support a great cause and dance through the evening at our MARDI GRAS GALA, held on Friday, March 8.
The 2019 ECFC Fundraiser will support an update to parental communication technology tools, broadening arts and language programming, and the replacement of aging classroom equipment.
Throughout the night, dance to Ithaca’s premier Zydeco band Li'l Anne & Hot Cayenne, taste New Orleans-inspired food and desserts, sample bourbon from local distilleries, participate in our silent auction and capture the moment in our photo booth with fun props and decorations.
Fun and festive attire encouraged!
Take half a dozen groovemasters, 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 & DISTILLERIES
Betty Kay Bakery (Beignets), Carey’s Brew House, Connors Mercantile (Sweet Shop Chocolates), Corning Catering, Inc., Four Fights Distillery (Bourbon and spirits), Iron Smoke Distillery (Bourbon and spirits), Krooked Tusker Distillery (Bourbon and spirits), The Lakeside Restaurant, Mooney’s Sports Bar & Restaurant, and The Park Inn
Bourbon tastings by local distilleries
Local restaurants featuring New Orleans-inspired appetizers AND desserts
Photo Booth with free filmstrip to take home
Silent Auction & Gift Basket Raffle
Purchase a slice of the King’s Cake or play Heads and Tails for a chance to win a prize
Purchase tickets for $40 online today through Thursday, March 7, 2019 OR at the door for $45 per person. (Adults only. Please be prepared to show your ID.)
Chemung Canal Trust Company (Presenting)
Sound Communications (Gold)
The Hilliard Corporation (Entertainment)
Three Rivers Development (Bronze)
Safari Smiles (Friend)
Orthodontic Associates of the Southern Tier, P.C. (Supporter)