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Annual Mardi Gras Bash in Forsyth to benefit cancer research
Black tie event held at Forsyth Conference Center
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SOUTH FORSYTH -- Locals have the opportunity on Sept. 24 to fight cancer and travel to New Orleans without leaving Forsyth County.

Forsyth Fights Cancer, which is part of the American Cancer Society, is holding its annual Mardi Gras Bash at the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m., the bar opening at 6 p.m. and dinner being served at 7 p.m.

Proceeds will go toward cancer research.

“Besides having wonderful food, great entertainment, a chance to win fabulous auction items, you will be helping both American Cancer Society and Forsyth Fights Cancer to provide with more birthdays, giving people the hope of a cure through their research and a chance to survive this disease which has certainly touched each and every one of our lives.”

The event, which is black tie preferred or Mardi Gras costumes, will feature comedian Marvin Lee, who has been an extra on “The Walking Dead,” and musical entertainment by 8up from Dixie.

Mardi Gras Bash is brought to the area by the same group that has put on the Redneck Bash with Jeff Foxworthy for the past two years.
Auction items will be out for bid, with everything from vacations and jewelry to exotic cars.

Items can be bid through a mobile app, so partygoers can secure what they want to take home while staying present in their conversation.

“If for some reason you will not be able to attend, you can still bid on our items on our website, which will be open for bidding two weeks prior to the bash,” Young said.

Chef Kern will be providing food inspired by New Orleans. And he should know.

“Chef Kern is actually from New Orleans, where in his early culinary days works with Paul Prudome and Emeril Lagasse. Since moving to Forsyth County he has become the best caterer in the entire metroplex,” Young said. “His food is sure to satisfy your palette.”

Tickets are $100 for an individual ticket or $1,000 for a table of 10.

For more information or for tickets, visit or call (770) 406-1100.