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Purple, gold, and green masks, balloons, and coins set the festive scene for Pardi Paws — Mardi Gras to benefit the Toledo Animal Shelter on Fat Tuesday at Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg. Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland band played as the 70 attendees feasted on crab cakes, Creole deviled eggs, jambalaya, and other New Orleans cuisine. Hurricane drinks were the popular beverage. Dessert was what else but paczki and king cake. Entertainment included a silent auction, a raffle, and Sue Lovett, astrologist.
PHOTO GALLERY: Pardi Paws
Seen at the third annual event were John Donifrio, Tim Valko and Jim Moore, Richard Heiben, Paige Brickey and Tyler Bevins , Bernie Byers, Karen Merrels, Randy Schnee, Nancy Ligibel, Dave Boudouris, Barney Stickles, Peggy Amey, and Bob Holder.
An estimated $8,500 net profit was raised for the shelter. For information go to www.toledoanimalshelter.com or call (419) 382-1130