Mardis Gras party Feb. 24

DOWNEY - A Mardis Gras celebration - complete with masks, New Orleans jazz and bluegrass entertainment, food with a southern flare and, of course, lots of beads - will be held at the Rio Hondo Event Center on Feb. 24.The event is a fundraiser for Soroptimist International of Downey, which supports service projects that "help make the lives of women and children better." Soroptimist also funds scholarships for local students. The masquerade party starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40. For tickets or sponsorship information, contact Lindsay Louder at (310) 415-9408 or, or Mia Vasquez at (562) 806-3217 or Information is also available online at

********** Published: February 23, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 45