Pathways, Inc. Announces 2020 Mardi Gras Gala Fundraiser
Corning, NY—February 7, 2020—Pathways, Inc. and presenting sponsor Chemung Canal Trust Company, are pleased to announce the Mardi Gras Gala: Bourbon Street fundraiser benefiting the Erwin Child & Family Center (ECFC) on Friday, February 28, 2020, from 6:30–9:30 pm at the Arnot Mall Event Center (formerly Macy’s – enter from outside), 3300 Chambers Rd South, Horseheads, NY 14845.
In its 16th year, 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.
“Chemung Canal Trust Company (CCTC) is pleased to help sponsor this event in support of the wonderful work provided by the caring and dedicated Pathways staff,” said Michael J. Wayne, CCTC’s Senior Vice President & Director of Marketing. “For more than four decades Pathways has been providing a wide array of specialized programs and services for those with medical, mental health, family crisis and childcare needs,” Wayne added, “these programs and services are essential for many and are truly making a difference for those being served. The Mardi Gras Gala allows our community the opportunity to have a little fun and support a very worthy organization.”
The cost to attend is $40 in advance or $45 at the door. Throughout the night, guests will dance to Zydeco band, Li’l Anne and Hot Cayenne, sample New Orleans-inspired food and desserts by local restaurants, taste local bourbon, wine, and beer, participate in our silent auction, and capture the moment in our photo booth with fun props and decorations.
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!
Guests can purchase tickets online by visiting the Pathways, Inc. Facebook page or www.pathwaysforyou.org/mardigrasgala.
Taking the Northeast Zydeco scene by storm, Li’l Anne and 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. www.lilanneandhotcayenne.com
PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS & DISTILLERIES
Betty Kay Bakery (cookies), Carey’s Brew House (assorted cookies) Connors Mercantile & Yesteryears (Sweet Shop Chocolates), Corning Catering, Inc. (Pork Sliders and Boneless Chicken Wings), pladis NA (chocolate Turtles), Finger Lakes Beer Co. (beer), Horseheads Brewing (beer), Iron Smoke Distillery (bourbon and spirits), Jelly Beans (gumbo), Krooked Tusker Distillery (bourbon and spirits), Mooney’s Sports Bar & Restaurant (Cajun Shrimp Mac), Point of the Bluff Winery (wine), Tori’s Macarons (macarons), and Timberstone Restaurant (gumbo)
Local bourbon, wine, and beer tastings
Local restaurants featuring samples of 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
Pathways, Inc. and the Erwin Child & Family Center would like to thank presenting sponsor Chemung Canal Trust Company, and supporting sponsors Sound Communications, WENY-TV, The Hilliard Corporation, Corning Incorporated Corporate Technology, Corning Incorporated Global Supply Management, Corning Incorporated Workplace Services, Corning Incorporated MT&E, Corning Enterprises, Micro Solutions, Neally-DeJong Company LLC, Three Rivers Development, Allen Engineering, Corning Credit Union, HUNT, Isaac Heating and Cooling, and LaBella Associates for their support.
For more information on the Mardi Gras Gala fundraiser or the Pathways, Inc. Erwin Child & Family Center, call Carol Berry, Director, Erwin Child & Family Center, (607) 962-0536.