Join the Community Food Bank on Saturday, January 29th for Mardi Gras 2011

The Community Food Bank’s Mardi Gras 2011 will be held on Saturday, January 29th at the Manning House, 450 W. Paseo Redondo in downtown Tucson.  This year’s event is presented by Cox Communications.

Mardi Gras 2011 begins at 7:00 PM and will be led by the “King and Queen of Carnivale” Bobby & Debbie Rich.  The evening will feature New Orleans–style food, live entertainment by Batucaxe, Zo Carroll and the Soul Breakers, Arthur Migliazza and his band, Flam Chen and David Fitzsimmons!  All proceeds go to the food bank’s programs to help families struggling during these difficult economic times.

Tickets are $100 per person and are available at or by calling (520) 622-0525 x 492.  Space is limited.

“It’s our fifth year of bringing a little bit of New Orleans to Tucson,” said Jennifer Casteix, Event Chair. “Come join us for a fun evening of music, entertainment and food.  It’s a night not to be missed.”

Carnivale Sponsors for Mardi Gras 2011 are Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Tucson Medical Center; the Jackson Square sponsors are Citi and Comcast Cable; Krewe sponsors are Northern Trust and Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.   Media Sponsors include Comcast Cable, Cox Communications, 93.7 KRQ Radio, KVOA-TV and Tucson Lifestyle Magazine.

For more information on the Community Food Bank’s Mardi Gras 2011, contact Jack Parris at (520) 622-0525 x 215.