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New Orleans Vibe Set to Come to Manchester on February 11

By Catholic Charities New Hampshire | January 12, 2023

The beads, authentic Cajun cuisine and infectious culture and charm of New Orleans are coming straight to Manchester – for one night only – on February 11.

The 17th Annual Catholic Charities NH Mardi Gras Gala will take over the Queen City on Saturday, February 11, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown, with a festive evening of entertainment, cocktails, dancing and more – all for a great cause.

Mardi Gras has something to offer everyone, including:

  • The exclusive chance to win high-end items through a live auction, including trips to New Orleans, Montana, and Belize, as well as a Pebble Beach golf experience and a unique ticket package to see your favorite professional sports team.
  • A deep silent auction, including driving a Lamborghini on the Kancamagus Highway; a Gerard Darel handbag, and the chance to name your own ice cream at Puritan Backroom, among many restaurant experiences, golf adventures, sports memorabilia and more.
  • Authentic Cajun and New Orleans cuisine, including fried alligator, beignets and jambalaya, muffuletta and crepes.
  • A firsthand look at how an inspiring young woman has moved her life forward through Catholic Charities NH.

Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities NH programs and services, which bring positive, long-lasting change to the lives of our New Hampshire neighbors facing hardship and crisis, including single mothers and young children experiencing homelessness, veterans rebuilding their lives after substance misuse, PTSD and other invisible wounds, and families statewide struggling to offer basic life needs in these difficult times.

“This is the first time in three years Mardi Gras is in person – and we have something for everyone,” said Laura Brusseau, director of development operations for Catholic Charites NH. “From networking to Cajun food, games, dinner, dancing and giving back to our most vulnerable throughout the state, join us for a night you won’t forget and help us to move lives forward.”

Tickets are available to purchase at cc-nh.org/mardigras.

Mardi Gras is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors, including CGI Business Solutions (Presenting Sponsor) and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (Dinner Sponsor).

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