“Carnival VIP — The Mask Party 3” fundraiser is set for 8 p.m. Saturday at the Columbus Moose Lodge No. 398, 330 Eighth St. in downtown Columbus.
The Mardi Gras-style event with Caribbean music, Caribbean food for sale, and a cash bar, is meant to share a bit of Caribbean culture, according to organizers. Part of the proceeds will go to support the nonprofit Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center, which operates a range of programs helping low-income residents with everything from job training to child care skills.
“We hope to broaden the culture in Columbus by introducing our version of Carnival to you,” said Debra Peters-Smith, one of the organizers.
Tickets are $15 (giving attendees a Mardi Gras mask and party favors) and can be purchased on the Facebook page for Carnival – VIP 3 and also at Avis & Budget in Columbus at 735 Whitfield Drive; Advanced Business Computing, 832 Washington St., and Lincoln- Central Neighborhood Family Center, 1039 Sycamore St.