MONTHLY CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS Second Wednesday of each month @ Kristenwood Reception Hall Scheduled the second Wednesday of each month, the monthly Chamber membership meetings are a great opportunity to stay connected with the Central business community. An informal half-hour of networking begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the regular meeting at noon. Lunch for a nominal fee of $10 is available. KREWE DE CENTRALE' MARDI GRAS BALL February 6 (7 p.m.) @ St. Alphonsus Gym The premier event on the Chamber's social calendar, the Krewe de Centrale' Mardi Gras Ball features food, fun and fellowship in a popular Louisiana tradition that is carnivale. Each year, a king and queen are selected to reign over the festivities. The band “Carbon Copy” will keep the place rockin' at this merry celebration. NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER May 6 The City of Central takes time out to remember all that we have to be thankful for in our community. Various churches in the area hold worship services in conjunction with the national day of reflection. COOKIN' IN CENTRAL April 16 - Crawfish Boil April 17 - Cook-off & live and silent auctions@ Village of Magnolia Square A basic fundamental gift of people who care is the desire to help others in need. This feeling has prompted members of the City of Central to hold this annual fundraiser and dedicate 100% of all proceeds to help individuals, communities, or worthy public interests build or re-build. In its first four years, this event has raised more than 1 million dollars. CENTRAL STUDENT PRAYER BANQUET July 28 (6:30 p.m.) @ Central High School Gym The 12th annual prayer banquet celebrates the power of deep faith with the children of the Central community. A guest speaker will be scheduled. RELAY FOR LIFE IN CENTRAL September @ Central High Track The annual American Cancer Society fund-raiser is an opportunity to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer and to remember loved ones lost. Teams of people walk around the track and participate in activities to raise money and awareness for continuing the fight against cancer. CHAMBER GOLF TOURNAMENT September @ Copper Mill Golf Course in Zachary The annual Central Chamber of Commerce golf tournament provides a great opportunity to network with Chamber members and business leaders in a relaxed atmosphere. Play follows a scramble format and proceeds benefit the Chamber. CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL December 3-5 @ Various locations in Central The 24th annual Christmas in Central celebration is a wonderful way to begin the holiday season. The city is transformed into a wonderland, beginning with the lighting of the tree ceremony and display on Dec. 3. On December 4, Santa Claus presides over the annual Christmas Parade and the Business Expo at Central Middle School showcases the city's business. Also featured as part of the festivities are a crafts fair and a carnival.
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