Georgia Mountains Hospice will again be hosting the annual Mardi Gras in the Mountains Gala on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. They are partnered this year with the Ellijay and Jasper Councils of the Knights of Columbus and the Rotary Club of Jasper. Festivities the night of the event will include a catered buffet meal, music by “Banks and Shane” and a silent auction that will run throughout the evening.

The highlight of the evening will be the crowning of the “Mardi Gras in the Mountains” King and Queen in true New Orleans style. The Gala committee has chosen eight individuals from four surrounding counties as nominees and are allowing you to vote in an online process that will keep the chosen couple a well kept secret until the night of the event.

The nominees for Cherokee County

 Queen Nominee
Lisa Woodruff

King Nominee
Jack Tuszynski

Visit to review the nominees of the “Mardi Gras in the Mountains” Gala event and place your monetary bid for your favorite King and Queen. Votes will be monetary donations, with each dollar equaling one vote. Tickets may be purchased online, there is a discount for early ticket purchase.

Do not miss this opportunity to celebrate with members of these organizations who share in the same vision and dream for members of your communities. All monies raised from this event will benefit Georgia Mountains Hospice and local charities supported by the Knights of Columbus and the Rotary Club of Jasper.

For more information on the evening events, how to purchase tickets or the voting process,  please contact Gina Pendley at 706-253-4100 or 800-692-7199 or go to

Votes may be mailed to Georgia Mountains Hospice ~ 70 Caring Way ~ Jasper, GA 30143