Flagler Education Foundation Hosts 20th Annual Mardi Gras Gala to Benefit Take Stock in Children and Senior Scholarship Foundation

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The Flagler County Education Foundation held its 20th Annual Mardi Gras Gala at the Grand Haven Golf Club on Tuesday February 13th, from 6pm to 9pm.

Flagler County Education Foundation Mardi Gras Gala is a fundraising event that benefits the Take Stock in Children and Senior Scholarship Program. Guests enjoyed New Orleans-style cuisine and a Vegas-like atmosphere with a live and silent auction. Festive Mardi Gras masks were worn and fun was had by all while raising money for the scholarship program.

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Flagler County Education Foundation Executive Director Theresa Rizzo said, “I am feeling fantastic. This is the 20th annual Mardi Gras gala for the Flagler County Education Foundation and the whole purpose of this event tonight is to raise money for our Take Stock in Children Program which also helps break the cycle of poverty through education for students. It gives them a mentor for all four years of high school and then it gives them four years of scholarship opportunity as well for college.”
Flagler County School Superintendent LaShakia Moore said, “So this is such a great event. It’s always a great time, one for people to come together and have a good time. You know, we’re living in a time that people are under a lot of stress and pressure. And so this event, first and foremost, is an opportunity for people to come together and have a good time. We‘re raising dollars for our students that are part of the Take Stock in Children Mentor Program. It’s going to allow for our students, one, to not only get scholarships, but it’s going to allow for other needs for the students to be met. So it’s super exciting. I think it’s a great turnout. People are having a good time, and I’m just so thankful that our community is investing in this fundraiser.  Teresa Rizzo was really excited about the turnout, and so it’s great. So yes, I am very excited with the turnout. I am very thankful for our Flagler Education Foundation and all that they do in order to support our students and make things happen that if we did not have them as a school district, we wouldn’t be able to do these things.”
By Flagler County Buzz

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