Mardi Gras Ball “Journey Through the French Quarter” held Feb. 11 8th annual event benefitting My Friend’s House promises extravagant evening of food, fun, and a few added surprises
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Jan. 12, 2012 – This year’s Mardi Gras Ball, themed, “Journey Through the French Quarter,” promises to be bigger and more extravagant than ever! The annual event benefitting My Friend’s House Family and Children’s Services will be Sat., Feb. 11 at the Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom in Franklin. As one of the most anticipated events of the year and serving as the nonprofit’s primary fundraiser, the Mardi Gras Ball is a unique event where a nominated Royal Court will battle one another to see who can raise the most donations for My Friend’s House. The top male and female nominees will be crowned King and Queen! This year’s enthusiastic nominees are: Kate Yeager, Jeff Chambers, Janna Landry, Janet Cooksey and Chris Vernon. Individuals interested in learning more about each nominee and to place on online bid, may visit https://myfriendshousetn.org/mardi_gras/nominees.php. Courtney Williams, vice president and private Banker for Avenue Bank, has been named Chair of the Ball. Williams has been a banker for 16 years and is currently a Private Banker for Small Business Owners and their families for Avenue Bank in Williamson County. “I am thrilled that My Friend’s House asked me to serve as chair of the 2012 Mardi Gras Ball,” said Williams. “We expect to raise a record amount this year for their much-needed operating funds. With the Building Campaign and all of the new, exciting surprises we have planned for the Ball, it’s such a great year to be involved with this organization.”
The Feb. 11 event will kick-off with cocktails at 6:00 p.m. with a multi-course dinner and dancing to follow. The attire is formal, with a black tie option. Tickets are $100 each and $1,000 per table and are available for purchase online at http://myfriendshousetn.org or by emailing Williams at email@example.com. 100 percent of the proceeds raised from the Ball will support the programs and services provided by My Friend’s House, the only Williamson County residential program serving young men ages 11-18 that have been removed from an unhealthy home environment. WHAT: 2012 Mardi Gras Ball “Journey Through the French Quarter” benefiting My Friend’s House
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 11 at 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. cocktail hour with multi-course dinner and dancing to follow.
WHERE: Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom, 820 Crescent Centre Drive, Franklin TN 37067
TICKETS: Tickets are $100 each and $1,000 per table and may be purchased online at https://myfriendshousetn.org/mardi_gras/tickets.php or by emailing Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTIRE: Formal Attire/Black Tie Optional
SPONSORSHIPS/INFORMATION: For event sponsorship or additional information, please contact Event Chair Courtney Williams at email@example.com or 615.503.2984
About My Friend’s House My Friend’s House Family and Children’s Services was founded by Juvenile Court Judge Jane Franks after she grew frustrated by the lack of facilities in the area to house and care for boys that needed to be removed from an unhealthy home environment. The non-profit began operations in 1988 and has since provided a home and services for more than 2,000 boys and their families. Located at 626 Eastview Circle in Franklin, My Friend’s House provides a variety of programs and services to help youth recover from adverse situations and to become successful young adults. It is the only private residential program serving young men in Williamson County. For more information, please call 615.790.8553 or visit myfriendshousetn.org.