The largest annual fund raiser in Paris takes place Saturday night.
It’s Mardi Gras and the event typically raises between $20,000 and $30,000 for St. Joseph Catholic School in Paris. The event takes place from 6 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. at the First National Bank Community Center.
If you don’t have tickets, you’re out of luck because, for the first time in several years, the event is a sell out.
Mardi Gras features a casino night format for the second year. There will also be a buffet dinner served from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. with games beginning at 7 p.m. The Subiaco Academy Jazz Band will also play.
The event will include gun raffles and an auction. Some of the auction items include Disney World tickets, guns, items made by monks at Subiaco Abbey, a two-night stay at Rosebrier Inn in Paris, a 30-person dinner from Smokin’ Taters game and more.
Stephanie Simon, president of the St. Joseph PTO, which stages the event, said auction items are continuing to come in.
“We appreciate everything everyone is doing for this event and the school,” she said. “Without the community, there wouldn’t be a school.”