Mardi Gras revelers ready for annual Colley Complex gala

Published 11:00 pm Thursday, February 13, 2014

One more day and counting.

The annual fundraising event for the Colley Senior Complex is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Cattleman Park.

Tickets are still available at the Colley Senior Complex on Elm Street in Troy. Tables for 10 are $500 and a limited number of individual tickets are available for $40 each.

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No tickets will be sold at the door. All ticket sales are tax deductible.

Chrissie Pinckard, Gala chair, said the attendance at last year’s Gala was 400 and that many and more are expected this year.

The same band that got the crowd up on its collective feet and kept them there was Atlanta’s top event band, 1st Generation Band.

“People keep asking if we are going to have the same band back and we certainly are,” Pickard said. “1st Generation is a 10-piece band and they have a female lead singer. They can play up a storm.”

And what’s a Mardi Gras Gala without Cajun cooking.

“We’ll have a great Cajun cook in the kitchen and the food will be just like you would get on Bourbon Street,” Pinckard said. “We’ll have a cork pull and you’ll win ‘wine in a bag’ and a balloon pop where you win prizes. The photo booth is always a popular place.”

The attire for the Mardi Gras Gala can be anything from beads and masks to tuxedos to blue jeans.

In addition to Gala ticket sales, the Colley Senior Complex is taking donations for a drawing on a jeep that will be awarded in a drawdown at the Gala. The tickets for the drawing are $100 each and only 300 will be sold. They are available at the Colley Senior Complex and will be available the night of the Gala.