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Oswego Optimist Hosting 2016 Midwest Mardi Gras

Nov 16, 2015 06:13AM ● By Steven Jack
The Oswegoland Optimist Club has announce the 2016 Midwest Mardi Gras will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Whitetail Ridge Golf Club.   

An evening of live music, a bayou buffet, silent auction raffles, and of course dancing, is planned.  The proceeds from this fundraiser will be divided among the Oswego YMCA, the Oswegoland Optimist Club, and the Susan M. Kiley Memorial Scholarship Fund (Waubonsee Community College Scholarships for Oswego school district seniors).

In addition to the soulful sounds of the Dave Katz Jazz and Dixieland Band, the special entertainment will be the 12-peice Big Band, SWING ASSEMBLY, led by Oswego's own Clint Hafenrichter. The majority of the Swing Assembly band members are also local music educators.

The event is currently in need of sponsors. For a detail list of opportunities and benefits, check out the sponsorship packet. For more informationcontact Cathy Katz at,  or 630-300-8104
Tickets are $40/single, $75/couple and $350/Table of Ten.  Tickets are now available and and online be ordered online.

For more information, visit, or contact Cathy Katz.