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HBA hosting Fat Tuesday celebration

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017

PASO ROBLES — On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the Hispanic Business Administration (HBA) will host its fourth annual Fat Tuesday Celebration. 

Guests will have the opportunity to connect and network with fellow Paso Robles business members at 5:30 p.m. at the downtown park for a short parade and then continue their night from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the nearby Park Ballroom, 1231 Park St.

“This Fat Tuesday event, unique for being the only local celebration held on the actual day of Mardi Gras, is always a huge success,” Richard Benitez said. “Everyone always comes really dressed up for a fun night of food, drinks and entertainment. Guests really just relax and have a good time.”

Commonly referred to as Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday historically represents the final penitence, or a celebration and cleansing of the soul, before Ash Wednesday. The last day of “Carnival,” it is characterized by merrymaking, feasting and dancing with parades, masquerades and other festivities and is immediately followed by the beginning of Lent, a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming Easter.

This year’s event will include a costume contest as well as a silent auction. All proceeds, including tickets that cost $60 as well as other donations, will go toward scholarships for hispanic youth.

This authentic and traditional celebration is sure to be a fun experience for all.

For more information, contact Maria Garcia at 805-825-7900 or Richard Benitez at 805-238-2725.

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