The Mardi Gras ball raises money for the Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter in Bristol, RI. The night features food by Blackstone Caterers, music by the Rockin' Soul Horns Band, and live/silent auctions. All money raised is used to pay for vet bills over the next year. This year alone, vet bills have included fading kitten syndrome, cats/dogs being hit by cars, an eye removal, dental work to remove 16 teeth, a cat severely attacked by a dog, and an amputation of a tail, just to name a few. The Mardi Gras Ball will be at Linden Place located at 500 Hope Street in Bristol, RI. Ball will be held from 6:30pm-10:00pm. Tickets are $75.00 per person and can be purchased at the Bristol Animal Shelter or online.