The Community Housing and Resources (CHR) 5th annual Mardi Gras fundraiser is bringing Bourbon Street here to Sanibel, but one lucky raffle winner will be heading to the real “Big Easy.” In addition to three other awesome prizes to be raffled off at the event is the Grand Prize of a New Orleans jazz and dining trip for two. The impressive trip package includes round-trip airfare and a three-night stay at a popular hotel in New Orleans.
Once in Nola, the fun begins with VIP entry into Preservation Hall, the French Quarter’s internationally recognized home of Traditional New Orleans Jazz and headquarters of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The fun continues with an amazing dining experience at Commander’s Palace Restaurant, a beloved Garden District restaurant that has been wowing guests with magic and charm since 1880. Choose to enjoy the jazz brunch, featuring a Cajun menu with live jazz musicians and dancing, or opt for the 3-course dinner with wine pairing, which starts with their World Famous Turtle Soup.
This Grand Prize package was generously donated by Mick and Sue Denham after they coincidentally won the New Orleans trip prize at two different past CHR Mardi Gras events. Knowing they might not have time for both, they generously donated one back to CHR. After finally booking their trip and having such a marvelous time, the Denhams joked that maybe they should have kept that second trip after all. With all kidding aside, the Denhams say, “As long-time CHR supporters, we are so happy to give back in this way and to give another couple the chance to take this fabulous trip and enjoy themselves the way we did.”
Every raffle ticket purchased at the 5th Annual Mardi Gras provides a chance to win one of three great items plus the Grand Prize and provides a valuable donation to CHR. Don’t miss out, join the fun on February 11th at The Dunes. Tickets are available now at www.sanibelchr.org/mardigras.