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Fountain Street Church to celebrate Mardi Gras with benefit event

Fountain Street church will be having a Mardi Gras-themed benefit , with proceeds going to the church and The Red Project. The event features a silent auction and live musical entertainment.
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/Courtesy of Kim Jordan

/Courtesy of Kim Jordan

On Tuesday, March 4 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fountain Street Church will be having their first ever “Fabulous Mardi Gras Celebration” to benefit the church and The Grand Rapids Red Project, an organization that helps educate the community on HIV and AIDS.

During the celebration a silent auction will take place for various items such as Grand Rapids Griffins tickets, Whitecaps tickets and lake house rentals. The food being served is New Orleans inspired, including gumbo, shrove pancakes and beignets. Wine and beer will also be available. One ticket includes two drinks.

A costume contest will award prizes, allowing attendees to show off their best Mardi Gras costume. Beads will be provided for everyone attending.

Live musical entertainment will feature the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra, Hawks and Owls String Band, The New Revival Jazz Band and Kelly Carey.

A surprise grand finale is said to be happening at the end that will feature “fabulous, marvelous and dazzling” entertainers.

Fountain Street Church is located at 24 Fountain Street NE. All proceedings go to the church and The Red Project. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. You can reserve a ticket here or by calling 616-459-8386. 

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