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Plans already slated for 2016 Middlesex Mardi Gras

As this year’s Middlesex Mardi Gras celebration becomes a memory, event leaders are already thinking of how to improve for 2016; reserve the date—Saturday, February 27, 2016.

“Those of us at the Middlesex Family YMCA and Middlesex Kiwanis Club cannot thank our friends and neighbors enough for all you did to help make this a wonderful community event,” said event leader Dave Cryer. “We want to express a special thank-you to four donors we failed to recognize in our recent full page ad. Our friends at Chandler Automotive, Harrow’s Home Center, Taylor’s Restaurant and Captain Tom’s Oyster Floats. They all stepped up and helped us make the inaugural event the success that is was.”

Half of the Mardi Gras proceeds went to the Middlesex Kiwanis Club Scholarship Fund. This fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors of Middlesex High School based on academic achievement, community service, and financial need.

The other half of the proceeds went to the Middlesex Family YMCA Guardian Program. This program ensures individuals and families can participate in Y activities regardless of financial ability.

“Again, on behalf of all of us at the YMCA and Kiwanis Club, thank you,” said Cryer.

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Above, Mardi Gras treasurer Betty Miller (center) presents a check for $17,000 to Middlesex Kiwanis Club president David Valadez, and a check for $17,000 to Middlesex Family YMCA board chair Claudia Soucek. The funds were raised at the recent 2015 Middlesex Mardi Gras celebration at Bethpage Camp-Resort.

posted 03.25.2015

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