Tickets are now on sale for the Community Housing and Resources Mardi Gras fund-raiser taking place on Saturday, Feb. 9. For the seventh year, the event will be offering a fun evening of New Orleans style food and entertainment, while raising funds to support CHR’s mission of providing affordable housing on Sanibel for the island’s workforce, families, senior citizens, and disabled residents.

“Our Mardi Gras party has earned the reputation of being one of the most fun and highly anticipated events of the season,” said Melissa Rice, CHR Executive Director.

In addition to an evening of delicious food, guests will enjoy a beer and wine bar, and a signature bourbon tasting lounge, live music by the Porch Dogs, and dancing, as well as other Mardi Gras-themed festivities, including a tarot card reader, fortune teller, and palm reader, and games of chance, including blackjack, roulette, craps, and poker. There are more prizes than ever before, and a grand prize trip package to visit New Orleans.

In addition, guests will once again have the opportunity to further support CHR with Give to Give opportunities at the “Homes of Love” area where cabinetry, appliances, and more can be purchased to help CHR with critical renovations needed for their 74 rental properties.

Tickets are $150 and can be purchased at Bailey’s General Store (2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel), online at, or by contacting