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News Release
Thursday, January 04, 2018

Free event Jan. 28 to provide food and fun to people with special needs and their families

Galveston, Texas – Moody Gardens is all jazzed up to once again be hosting the Mardi Gras Ball for Special People on Jan. 28 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. Each year, the event provides free food and live entertainment for people with special needs and their guests. This year’s event is expected to have around 2,700 attendees.

“It is our goal with this event to provide people with disabilities the opportunity to safely enjoy the spirit and fun of Mardi Gras,” said Jennifer Lamm, Moody Gardens’ Education Curator.

This year’s theme is All That Jazz. Guests – who are encouraged to dress up with as much flare as they can manage – will enjoy food, performers, costume characters, face painters, crafts, a photo op, dance and costume contests, and much more.

The event is scheduled for 12-4 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Expos A, B & C.

Anyone interested in attending must RSVP by Jan. 15 by calling 1-800-582-4673, ext. 4108 or emailing . Each special needs participant is allowed to bring up to four guests.

Quick Facts

What: 32nd Annual Mardi Gras Ball for Special People
When: Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018

Where: Moody Gardens Convention Center, Expo A, B & C

Who: People with special needs and their immediate family /caregivers

RSVP: Must RSVP at 1-800-582-4673, ext. 4108

Details: Event is free; includes food, live entertainment, costume contest and more.

Moody Gardens® is a public, non-profit, educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation, and research.

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