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Achieve’s Nights of 100 Dinners Kicks Off With Mardi Gras in SOMA Party March 1

From the Achieve Foundation:

Kick off the Achieve Foundation’s month-long Nights of 100 Dinners community-wide fundraiser with a Mardi Gras party!

Friday, March 1st at the Woodland.

Thanks to the generous support of Edrington, the ticket price for the evening is only $25 per person and includes delicious Cajun/BBQ food by Ruthie’s of Montclair, music by everyone’s favorite Cajun/Country/Zydeco band Big Mamou, one drink ticket (beer, wine or Hurricanes – of course!), and dancing. This event will sell out. Grab your friends (adults only please) and purchase your tickets now.

Eventbrite link to purchase tickets and for further details: (or search Mardi Gras in SOMA on Eventbrite).

If you’re interested in hosting a Nights of 100s Dinners event, it’s not too late to sign up. Please contact Nicole Drury & Christine Houseworth at [email protected].

These collective events raise funds for the Achieve Foundation, which supports innovation and equal educational opportunities for students across the South Orange-Maplewood public school district. Over the past two decades, Achieve has raised more than $4 million for local schools, awarded 1,000+ teacher and administrator grants, facilitated tutoring for 3,000+ students, supported STEAM education through a free community fair Maker Madness, piloted enrichment programs like Beyond the Bell and the Robotics Club, fostered music education through the Vanessa Pollock Music Initiative and the Ted Cole Clarinet Project and spearheaded a restoration of the Columbia High School auditorium.

About the Achieve Foundation

Achieve is a registered, tax exempt 501(c)3 organization. Funding relies on private dollars raised by YOU, our community, as well as corporate and institutional grants. “The Nights of 100 Dinners” is part of three major events held throughout South Orange and Maplewood throughout the year, including Maker Madness and the Newstead 5K. For more information on the Achieve Foundation, please visit

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