Mardi Growl Gala

Event Date

Friday, March 8, 2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Event Location
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Glass Atrium 600 Dulany Street Alexandria, VA 22314

3rd Annual Mardi Growl Gala

The Big Easy comes to Alexandria.

WHAT:              The beads, boas, masks, and costumes return as the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria hosts the 3rd Annual Mardi Growl Gala. The festive New Orleans-style celebration is the League’s largest fundraising event of the year, supporting the homeless animals at Alexandria’s Vola Lawson Animal Shelter. This year’s gala, also known as MG3, blends exciting new elements with classic Mardi Growl favorites. The new, convenient location at Alexandria’s U.S. Patent and Trademark Office plays host to a live N’awlins jazz band and hundreds of animal lovers having a great time in support of a great cause. The silent auction, raffle, and “howlicane” beverages will all be returning to Mardi Growl this year. Each of the previous two galas were sold-out events. More information about MG3 can be found at

WHO:               The event is open to the public and tickets will be sold online exclusively at The cost is $85 for a single ticket and $150 for a pair. All proceeds benefit the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. Members of the media are invited to cover the event, and should contact Patrick Cole ( for press passes.

WHEN:             Friday, March 8, 2013 from 7 PM to 10 PM

WHERE:           U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Glass Atrium
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Media Contact: Patrick Cole
Director of Communications and Outreach
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
(o) 703.746.5655
(c) 703.585.7065

About the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is an independent, local, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and recognized by Charity Navigator as a Four Star Charity. Operating the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, an open-admission facility and Alexandria’s only animal shelter, the League provides care for thousands of animals every year, including strays, lost pets, local wildlife, rescue animals, and pets surrendered by their owners. Serving the community since 1946, the League has contracted with the City of Alexandria to provide animal care, control, and sheltering services since 1989. The AWLA is committed to ending animal homelessness, promoting animal welfare, and serving as an educational resource for the community.