Groups mark Mardi Gras

Chefs chip in

Posted: March 4, 2018 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/CARIN SCHOPPMEYER Anne Carroll (from left), Vince Pianalto, Justus Moll, Case Dighero, Maudie Schmitt, Johnny Bakker and Susan Chase, Steven Brooks and Sarah Chase welcome guests to Chase the Blues Away.

Chase Family Foundation backers and area chefs helped raise over $30,000 and let the good times roll at the foundation's Chase the Blues Away Mardi Gras benefit Feb. 13 at the Fayetteville Town Center.

At a Glance

Chase the Blues Away

Who: The Chase Family Foundation

What: Area chefs played host to the benefit and provided Cajun fare.

When: Feb. 13

Where: Fayetteville Town Center

Information: (479) 601-4800 or

Masquerade Ball

Who: Walton Arts Center


When: Feb. 17

Where: Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville

Next: Art of Wine Festival Uncorked!, June 8; Winemaker’s Dinner, June 9

Information: (479) 443-5600 or

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