Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mardi Gras!

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mardi Gras!

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* The Place: The Westin Convention Center, Downtown, on Fat Tuesday.

* The Purpose: To raise funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central Pennsylvania programs, which serve 41,000 adults and children with epilepsy in our region. It also honored Pittsburgh's King of Mardi Gras with a New Orleans-inspired party during the 23rd annual Mardi Gras Gala.

* The Party: Riding into the ballroom on a sky-blue Vespa, Jerry MacCleary, the 2017 Mardi Gras King and CEO of Convestro, revved an already great party into high gear. He was crowned by 2013's queen Kim Tillotson Fleming. Ruling over a festive group of more than 750 supporters, he was conjured into the room with the help of some Convestro chemists who created a cloud of smoke for him to roll through. A cocktail reception in the lobby gave guests a peek at the long table overflowing with candy and fresh popped popcorn as a parting favor. …

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