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Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

The Junior Board of Rock Island presents the 80th Annual Mardi Gras Charity Ball, A Midwinter Night’s Dream on Saturday, March 2, 2019 to be held at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State Street, Bettendorf, Iowa

Master of Ceremonies - Todd Williams
Entertainment by the Terry Hanson Ensemble and Jonny O
Black tie

Schedule of Events
Cocktail Reception - 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
(photographer available for formal photos)
Dinner 7:30 p.m.
NEW for 2019 - Live Auction 8:30 p.m.
Coronation 9:00 p.m.
Silent Auction will begin at 6:00 p.m. and conclude after coronation
(Electronic bidding via smart phone/ipad)
Dancing until 1:00 a.m.

Our annual event includes cocktails, dinner, and dancing at a local Quad Cities convention center with an auction benefitting our community and Project Nest. More about Junior Board of Rock Island’s fundraising events and community project read more here.

Silent Auction / Live Auction

Mardi Gras 2019 Silent Auction Site is Open


Mardi Gras Ball raises money for Q-C charities - QC Times

Dispatch-Argus Covers Our 2019 Event

Mardi Gras 2018 King & Queen: Read on QCOnline

Mardi Gras 2018 Chairs: Read on QCOnline

Mardi Gras 2018 Attendants: Read on QCOnline

Mardi Gras date set, elects officers, distributes grants: Read on QCOnline

Sponsorship and Auction Forms

Business Sponsorship Commitment Form

Silent Auction Commitment Form

Please feel free to contact JBRI fundraising chair: Emily Allen at

Mardi Gras Tickets Online
Our Mardi Gras Tickets can be purchased online.  Each table seats 8 people.  Tickets are $95 (with a $55 deductible donation). There is a $3 per ticket convenience fee to pay via PayPal. Meat and vegetarian option are both available.

Tickets may be purchased below or by contacting Beth Behrends at or 309-912-5966

Registration Form

Name or table name (or group you would like to be seated with)  
Group Attendees (Please indicate the attendees for which you are paying and select meal choices for those individuals only.  You may also list the other attendees that will be at your table)
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