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  SATURDAY, January 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm at CASINO DEL SOL
Enjoy a New Orleans-style meal, live music, and an auction.

$125 per person. Tables are also available.

Pick out your masks…polish your dancing shoes…and prepare to light up the night at the Community Food Bank’s Mardi Gras 2013. This year’s celebration will be presented by Casino Del Sol Resort, 5655 West Valencia Road, Tucson, AZ 85757.

Mardi Gras 2013 begins at 7:00 PM and the evening will celebrate Honorary King and Queen of Carnivale, Mark Kelley and Gabrielle Giffords, and Reigning Queen of Carnivale, Betsy Bolding. The event will feature a New Orleans-style dinner accompanied by live performances by Batucaxe, Flam Chen plus dance music by 80’s & Gentlemen and the Muffulettas. Costumes are not required, but are encouraged.

“Don’t miss the best Mardi Gras yet at the new venue, the fabulous Casino Del Sol Resort,” said Stephanie Bankemper, Event Chair. “Back by popular demand are beautifully hand-crafted masks by local artists. The masks will be on display at Tucson Originals restaurants through January 2013 and will join a unique list of silent auction items on January 26th.”

Tickets for Mardi Gras 2013 are $125.00 per person and are available at or by calling (520) 882-3321.

Carnivale Sponsor for Mardi Gras 2013 is Cox Communications; Royalty Sponsor is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona; Jackson Square sponsors are CenturyLink, Citi and Freedom Smoke USA; Krewe sponsor is Southwest Gas Corportation; Reveler sponsors are Palm Court Inn, LLC, Arizona Lottery, University of Phoenix, Keegan, Linscott & Kenon and Landtamers Landscaping.

The 2013 Media Partners are Cox Communications, Comcast Cable, KMSB/KTTU-TV, KVOI/KCEE Radio and Tucson Lifestyle Magazine.

For more information on the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s Mardi Gras 2013, contact Kris French at (520) 882-3321.