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2nd Annual Jazzin’ On Jackson Fundraiser In New Orleans To Benefit Mercy Endeavors Senior Center

Mercy Endeavors Senior Center Jazzin' on Jackson Second Annual Fundraiser.

Mercy Endeavors Senior Center Jazzin’ on Jackson Second Annual Fundraiser.

Mercy Endeavors Senior Center will present its 2nd Annual Jazzin’ on Jackson benefit Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the historic St.Alphonsus Art & Cultural Center. The Jazzin’ on Jackson theme arose from the senior citizens’ appreciation of jazz music combined with the need for the new center planned for Jackson Avenue. Jazzin’ on Jackson will raise money to build a larger senior center on the corner of Jackson and Rousseau streets, in the Lower Garden District.  The event will present an auction, Phillip Manuel as a musical guest, and delicious food and drinks from some of New Orleans best restaurants.

Phillip Manuel performing.

Phillip Manuel performing. (Photo Credit www.mercyendeavors.com)

Since 1997, Mercy Endeavors has served senior citizens in the Irish Channel and Lower Garden District neighborhoods of New Orleans by providing daily recreation and social activities, educational opportunities, nutrition programs, noon meals and advocacy programs to seniors in the community. The organization now serves over 100 members of the senior community and continues to grow. Because of this continued growth, the Center has nearly outgrown its current space.  In 2009, the Jamie Coleman family donated a parcel of land on Jackson Avenue to Mercy Endeavors. Since that time, four blighted buildings have been cleared and development is underway for the new and improved center, which will allow the Center to serve more seniors.

WHEN: Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 6 – 8p.m.

St. Alphonsus Art & Cultural Center
2030 Constance Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

TICKETS: $50 in advance and $60 at the door. May purchase online here, or by calling Mercy Endeavors at 504-568-0607. Gated, off-street parking available for the event.

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