Pathways, Inc. Announces 2018 Fundraiser for Erwin Child & Family Center
This event was canceled in 2018 due to severe winter weather.
February 9, 2018—Pathways, Inc. and new presenting sponsor Chemung Canal Trust Company, are pleased to announce a new theme and venue for this year’s event. On Friday, March 2, 2018, from 6:30–9:30 pm the Erwin Child and Family Center (ECFC), a program by Pathways, Inc., will host MARDI GRAS GALA: Bourbon Street in the Auditorium at The Corning Museum of Glass.
The ECFC Fundraiser has been going strong for 14 years, and was formerly known as Chili & Chocolate, Wine & Beer. The 2018 fundraiser will support the purchase of replacing aging program equipment like buggies, classroom tables and chairs, sensory tables, outdoor toys, and musical instruments.
President and CEO of Pathways, Inc. commented, “Help us support the Erwin Child and Family Center by joining us for an evening of music and dance as we capture the spirit of Mardi Gras, without having to travel to New Orleans.”
The cost to attend is $40 in advance or $45 at the door. Throughout the night, guests will dance to Buffalo’s premier Zydeco band Black Rock Zydeco, taste New Orleans-inspired food and desserts by local restaurants, sample bourbon from local distilleries, participate in our silent auction, and capture the moment in our photo booth with fun props and decorations.
Buffalo-based band, Black Rock Zydeco delivers a mix of stand-out original songs and Cajun/Creole favorites from classic and contemporary performers. Vocal harmonies, inventive arrangements, and an energetic stage presence all come together for a musical experience that gets crowds moving. www.blackrockzydeco.com
PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS & DISTILLERIES
Betty Kay Bakery (Beignets)
Carey’s Brew House
Cider Creek Hard Cider
Connors Mercantile (Sweet Shoppe Chocolates)
Corning Catering, Inc.
Four Fights Distillery (Bourbon and spirits)
Krooked Tusker Distillery (Bourbon and spirits)
Mooney's Sports Bar & Restaurant
Union Block Bistro
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
One free drink per person
Purchase a slice of the King’s Cake or play Heads and Tails for a chance to win a prize
Pathways, Inc. and the Erwin Child and Family Center would like to thank Chemung Canal Trust Company, WENY-TV, Magic 92.7/97.7, The Hilliard Corporation, Corning, Inc., Corning Enterprises, Safari Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, Corning Credit Union, Wegmans, Three Rivers Development, and Graphic Solutions for their support as MARDI GRAS GALA sponsors.