Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Habitat for Humanity Presents: 12th Annual Mardi Gras Parade, Dinner & Ball

The Franklin County Habitat for Humanity will be hosting their 12th Annual Mardi Gras Parade, Dinner and Ball on Feb. 13 - Feb. 14, 2015 in Historic Apalachicola.  The two day family fun packed event is a fundraiser to help fund the groups mission of eliminating poverty housing from within the Franklin County community.

The festivities will kick-off at 5:30 p.m., on Fri. Feb. 13, with a golf cart and boat float parade starting at the Bowery on the corner of Avenue F and Commerce Street; down Commerce to Penton;  left at Penton down to Water Street and left at Water Street down to Riverfront Park.  After the parade gumbo, hot-dogs and cold beverages will be served in the Centennial Bank parking lot across the street from the park.

On Sat. Feb. 14 the Dinner and Ball will commence at 6:30 p.m., at the Fort Coombs National Guard Armory at 66 4th Street.  There's a $50 admission charge to enter the Dinner and Ball at 6:30 and a $25 general admission charge to enter at 7:30 p.m., and beyond.

Franklin County Habitat for Humanity provides home ownership opportunities for low-income families. Working under the faith-based principle that no profit should be gained from assisting those in need, Habitat for Humanity charges no interest on the homes that it builds and the selected family  pays more affordable monthly payments.

For more information call (850)653-3113 or visit