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mardi grasMardi Gras fundraiser to benefit Hospice SLO County and Community Counseling Center

– On March 4, the Park Ballroom in Paso Robles will be transformed into “The Big Easy” to celebrate the 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Underground fundraiser. All proceeds of the event will benefit two local nonprofit agencies, Hospice of San Luis Obispo County (Hospice SLO County) and Community Counseling Center.

The event will include live music, wine, beer, cocktails and New Orleans style cuisine. Music performed by the Fat Tuesday band will feature a mix of R&B, jazz, Dixieland and Memphis blues.

Live and silent auction items will encourage competitive bidding for products and services by area sponsors. Guests are encouraged to arrive dressed and ready to celebrate in true Mardi Gras form in colorful masks and vibrant attire.

Tickets to the celebration are available for $50/presale and $55 at the door. Reserved Sponsor table seating is available for $450 per table and includes complimentary sparkling wine to toast the occasion. Everyone is encouraged to purchase tickets early, as a sell-out is anticipated.

The two benefit agencies, Hospice SLO County and Community Counseling Center, have a long history of working together to provide counseling for children, teens and adults in the community. These agencies represent a combined total of more than 87 years of service to San Luis Obispo County.

“In addition to great food, music and a memorable time, the Mardi Gras event shines light on how our agencies sustain North County residents within their most grievous circumstances,” said Kris Kington-Barker, Executive Director of Hospice SLO County. “Every person who attends our fundraiser will help their North County neighbors immensely by making it possible to continue these vital services.”

Since 1977, Hospice of San Luis Obispo County has invested thousands of hours annually in free in-home respite care, emotional support and practical help for those with a life-limiting illness and their families. Hospice of San Luis Obispo County takes an active role in the community through community response support for schools, businesses, and organizations impacted by the death of a relative, friend, co-worker or student. All services are offered to the community at no charge.

The Park Ballroom is located at 1232 Park Street in Paso Robles. For tickets and more information, visit hospiceslo.org/events/mardi-gras-underground or call Gracie Rey at (805) 544-2266. To learn more about Community Counseling Center and Hospice of San Luis Obispo County, visit cccslo.com and hospiceslo.org.

Hospice of San Luis Obispo County (Hospice SLO County), a local, 501(c) 3 non-profit, volunteer, nonmedical hospice, has been providing county-wide in-home respite care, emotional support, practical assistance, and comfort to individuals who are experiencing the impact of a life-limiting illness since 1977.

The organization also offers grief-counseling services, including individual, family and group counseling, to anyone grieving the death of a loved one. All Hospice SLO County services are provided at no charge and are supported through direct donations and fundraising events.

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