Fat Tuesday is coming up fast Wild Wing Cafe invites everyone to come party for a cause. They are gearing up for their annual fundraiser to support the St. Gerard House (a sanctuary for families facing Autism). The Mardi Mardi Party Party will be held on Fat Tuesday, Feb.12th. Wild Wing Cafe is being transformed into a Bourbon Street Bash. Come hungry for their Big Easy Buffet including Gumbo, Muffaletta Sandwiches, Red Beans and Rice, Po’ Boys and even Oyster Shooters. Come thirsty for an Abita Beer and One Hope Wine tasting. You get all of this for a $25 donation in advance, or $30 at the door.
Buy your advance ticket online here. http://www.showclix.com/event/wwmardigras2013
So….It’s time to break out the beads (even if you didn’t earn them) grab your party mask and head down to the Wild Wing Cafe. Don’t have beads? Don’t worry, they’ll have you covered. Caribbean Cowboys are bringing a full horn section this year, and some pretty sweet silent Auction items are included in the fun. Who doesn’t need a Beer Neon, Golf or Spa Package? 100% of all ticket sales and silent auction sales go directly to the St. Gerard House.
“Last year a little more than $20,000 was raised,” says Wild Wing Cafe owner, Dave McFarland. “With everyone’s help, we can go over that amount this year. The St. Gerard House is an amazing place for kids and families affected by Autism. I know because I am one of them. My daughter Madelyn is on the spectrum and goes to St. Gerard.”
WHAT IS AUTISM?
-Autism Spectrum Disorder affects a person’s ability to understand what they see, hear, and otherwise sense. It is a brain disorder that impacts communication, social interaction, and behavior.
-Autism now affects 1 in 93 children. In 2011 it was 1 in 110.
-About 40% of children with Autism do not speak at all. 25 to 30% of children with Autism have some words at 12 to 18 months of age and then lose them. Others may speak, but not until later in childhood.
-Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the U.S., increasing 10 to 17%
Check out these videos and see what the St. Gerard House is all about.