It’s that time of year again – we’re halfway through winter, Lent is approaching and thanks to Punxsutawney Phil, we’re looking to an early spring. It’s the time of year to celebrate – that’s right, it’s time for Party Gras! You may be asking yourself, what is Party Gras? It’s a fun(d)raiser hosted by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, the sponsoring parish for your favorite service corps, the Sycamore House! Here are 7 reasons why you should attend Party Gras this Friday.
1. It’s a Party!
If you can’t make your way down to New Orleans for actual Mardis Gras, do the next best thing and join our party. Get in a few indulgences before Lent begins and really let your hair down.
2. Eat Great Food
Party Gras is being catered by none other than Nellie’s Southern Style Café and will feature a menu of delicious, homemade Cajun-inspired food. Make sure to come here with a hefty appetite!
3. Dance to Great Music
You can dance the night away to the jazzy tunes of the Mark Hunsberger Jazz Trio. This jazz triad has performed throughout central PA and we guarantee that you’ll be in for a treat.
4. Hang out With the Sycamores
That’s right, you get to hang out with your favorite service corps members, the Sycamore House! Get the latest news on our work sites and what’s going on in the house. If you’re real lucky, we might invite you over for dinner. We’re pretty great cooks.
5. Raise Money for a Good Cause
After you hang out with us, you’ll know you have given money to a good cause. The Sycamore House is an amazing program that has benefitted young people for almost ten years. With your donation, you’ll be continuing the tradition of service, community, and faith the Sycamore House stands for, along with young people who can make Harrisburg a better place.
6. Win Amazing Raffle Prizes
If all of that didn’t convince you, then you should definitely come for our raffle prizes. We have coffee from Little Amps, musical accessories, tickers to the Midtown Cinema, and the pièce de résistance…
7. You Can Win a Bike!
You read that right! If you attend Party Gras, with a small suggested donation of $20, you could win a brand new bike, generously donated from the Underground Bike Shop.
We hope to see you at St. Stephen’s Cathedral this Friday at 7 pm! Suggested donation is $20, but we’ll accept anything.