Mardi Gras Ball

Thank you for helping us raise more than $166,000!

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The Mardi Gras Ball has raised more than $800,000 for our students, schools, and employees.


How it works:

The male and female candidates who raise the most money throughout the month of February will be crowned king and queen of the Mardi Gras Ball. All money raised from the competition and at the Mardi Gras Ball is used for student scholarships, teacher recruitment and retention, and to fund grants for Haywood County teachers to purchase classroom supplies and attend training and workshops.


To purchase tickets, make a donation to a candidate’s fundraiser, or to make a donation to the Haywood County Schools Foundation, contact Haywood County Schools Foundation Executive Director Jenny Wood at or 828.456.2400 ext 2117.

You can also make a donation to a candidate’s campaign online here (please specify candidate’s name in the special instructions section on PayPal). To purchase tickets via PayPal, click here (please type ‘Mardi Gras tickets’ in the special instructions section on PayPal. Tickets are $100 each).