First Posted: 3/16/2011
PEMBROKE — If you couldn’t make it to the Big Easy this year for Mardi Gras, the Jade Masquerade Ball at the Givens Performing Arts Center can still provide the experience.
The annual fundraiser, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, will include a silent auction, a reception, dinner and a performance by the Carolina Breakers.
“The theme fit perfectly since it is such a festive occasion and the annual fundraiser falls right after Mardi Gras,” said David Thaggard, the assistant director.
Donations, which are tax deductible, are being accepted for a silent auction.
“The donations range from movie and pizza packages for families to vacation packages for your honeymoon,” said Tasha Oxendine, the marketing director. “It is a great opportunity to support the arts while getting some nice goodies for yourself.”
The fundraiser is $150 per couple or $550 for a corporate table of eight. For information, visit www.uncp.edu/gpac or call (910) 521.6361.