Conscious Party Web Extra: Mardi Gras Ball for the Children’s Welfare League

What: “Mardi Gras Ball” and benefit for the Children’s Welfare League

Where: The Country Club of Asheville, 170 Windsor Road.

When: Saturday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. ($125 includes a gala dinner and entertainment. Info: 654-9150 or

Why: Put on your Fat Tuesday beads for the upcoming Mardi Gras Ball and enjoy a gala, dinner, Motown and smooth R&B tunes by Fantasy and a seriously impressive lineup of auction items. Here’s the deal: there will be a live auction (think a trip to Scotland, a custom-made dinner for 12, a pearl necklace, and much more); four silent auctions (divided into categories like “arts & crafts,” “food & entertainment” and “jewelry & art-to-wear”); and a raffle. For a complete list of prizes in each auction, click here

All proceeds from the carnival-themed festivities benefit the Children’s Welfare League, a local nonprofit dedicated to the education and welfare of underprivileged children in Buncombe County. More specifically, proceeds will be used for scholarships and for the 152 monthly stipends provided for select high school students in Asheville City and Buncombe County schools.

As quoted from a press release, “The Children’s Welfare League [was] founded in 1924 [and] is an all volunteer organization of women. … Working closely with the school guidance counselors, the students are selected on the basis of financial need, school attendance and their desire to achieve scholastically. The funds are used by the recipient for necessities such as clothing, books or transportation expenses.”

Dress up, dance, celebrate and support the Children’s Welfare League’s mission to serve the needs of underprivileged children in our area.


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About Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
Aiyanna grew up on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. She was educated at The Cambridge School of Weston, Sarah Lawrence College, and Oxford University. Aiyanna lives in Asheville, North Carolina where she proudly works for Mountain Xpress, the city’s independent local newspaper.

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