Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Indy's Brazilian Carnival set for St. Patrick's Day

Only the organizers know why the Fourth Annual Brazilian Carnival celebration in Indianapolis is scheduled for that signature Irish-American holiday, St. Patrick's Day, but 17 March is the date on the invitation.

The "black tie optional or carnival attire" party starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Westin Grand Ballroom that Saturday with dinner set for 7:30 p.m. and dancing from 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $150 per person, and tables of eight are available. For reservations, contact Lindsay Eichelman, 317:585-5858, ext. 144; reservations deadline is 5 March.

Kathy Taurel and Mary Weiss are co-chairs of the event.

Proceeds benefit Child Advocates, Inc., which is appointed by the Marion County courts to represent children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse and/or neglect. Since its founding 25 years ago, more than 50,000 children have been served by the agency.

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