Mardi Gras theme set for Plainville pantry benefit Jan. 27

Published on Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:00


PLAINVILLE - Mardi Gras will come early when the Plainville Food Pantry hosts its 22nd annual Moonlight Masquerade at the Aqua Turf Club.

The dinner-dance will be held from 6:30 p.m. to midnight on Jan. 27. It will feature a family-style dinner, open bar and entertainment by a DJ and a photo booth. There will also be 17 raffle baskets. People can come either in casual attire or Mardi Gras outfits.

Susie Woerz, executive director of the Plainville Food Pantry, said that this event is one of the Food Pantry’s four major fundraisers. In past years, it has brought in $5,000 to $20,000 each year for the food pantry.

“Whatever we end up raising is a huge help for our budget,” said Woerz. “Last year we had 250 people and this year we are pushing hard for a full house. We currently have five sponsors, but we would love to have more.”

People can sign up as a purple bead sponsor for $50, a green bead sponsor for $100, a gold bead sponsor for $250, a feathered mask sponsor for $500 and a Bourbon Street, New Orleans level sponsor for $1,000. Sponsors will be displayed on a board during the event.

Tickets are $75 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, donate or sign-up as a sponsor, visit the Plainville Food Pantry at 54 South Canal St., call 860-747-1919 or visit

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Plainville on Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:00. Updated: Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:03.