Museum Offers a Mardi Gras Fun-filled Evening


The Museum of East Texas is pulling out all the stops for a fundraising event sure to be a hit. “Dinner and Dancing Under the Stars” will have a Mardi Gras theme, good food, dancing and more.

It's set for 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, in the north galleries. The museum is located at 503 North Second Street, Lufkin, Texas.

The evening will include fabulous food and desserts. Patrons are invited to BYOB; drink mixers will be provided. No red wine, please. Party casual attire is encouraged and dancing shoes are a must.

The tables will be adorned with colorful Mardi Gras colors. Centerpieces will be the focal point of the evening with glass Eiffel Tower vases embellished with lustrous green, purple and yellow feathers. Beads and masks will be added to give the centerpiece that extra touch.

Generous friends of the museum have donated art, jewelry, parties for children and for adults, fabulous trips, wind and spirits, a cocktail party for 30 to be held in the splendor of the Museum Guild’s Festival of Trees, donated by the board of trustees and executive director, and many other items for the live and silent auctions.

Ticket prices are $40 for an individual or $75 for a couple. These are non-reserved seat prices. Reserved seating is $200 per couple or a table of eight can be purchased for $750. For reservations or for further information about this event and other museum events, contact the Museum of East Texas at (936) 639-4434 or visit the website at

The Museum of East Texas is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is education through exhibitions of art and history. The museum is located at 503 N. Second Street in Lufkin, Texas (across from the Pitser Garrison Convention Center, near downtown). Admission is free of charge.

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