Mardi Gras: Be unmasked at 9th Annual Boys & Girls Club Auction
By Peggy Kelly
Santa Paula News
Published: January 16, 2013
You may not know who’s behind the mask at the 9th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Clara Valley Auction and Dinner, but you won’t be able to conceal all the fun you’ll have at this Mardi Gras-themed evening!
The Saturday, February 16 celebration will be held at the Saticoy Country Club, which will be transformed with touches of authentic New Orleans décor and the traditional purple, green and gold of Mardi Gras. “We’re really excited about the theme - everyone knows Mardi Gras and how fun it is,” said Club Executive Director Jan Marholin.
The venue is also going to be different, with guests enjoying the hilltop Saticoy County Club in nearby Somis where the soirée will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the “Bourbon Street Cocktail Hour” and the 6 p.m. opening of the “All That Jazz” Silent Auction. The “King’s Dinner” will rate this event “Fat Saturday,” and the Mardi Gras Live Auction will offer a bounty of delightful items.
Items include vacation packages, a child’s birthday party for 25 guests, dining/entertainment, assorted wines, fine art, jewelry, and unique gift baskets - all going to the highest bidder under the direction of Auctioneer Steve Hamann of San Diego.
Guests are asked to dress in cocktail attire, and masks, said Marholin, “are encouraged.” Tickets are only $80 per person.
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley, said Marholin, “is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.” The club serves hundreds of children in the valley communities of Fillmore, Piru and Santa Paula.
Each clubhouse provides a safe place to learn and grow and ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals. The club offers life-enhancing programs, and character development experiences, hope and opportunity. A non-profit organization and affiliated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the club offer programs and services that promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.
Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow - all while having fun proving that clubs are truly “The Positive Place For Kids”.
For more information, or to purchase tickets for the February 16 Mardi Gras Dinner Auction, call 805-525-7910.