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Basil’s Big Bash Fundraiser Is Here

The best party in town returns for another round: it’s Basil’s Big Bash! Returning June 9th at 5:30pm, the Bash is our annual gala and our main fundraising event. This year’s Bash will be held at The Carousel House on the western end of Chase Palm Park.

Tickets are officially sold out — thank you!

In addition to a night of dinner and dancing, the Bash will feature both a silent and live auction, offering everything from items of comfort, to unforgettable experiences, to the Instant Wine Cellar (a Bash classic!)

Can’t make it but still want to show your support? Consider donating a bottle of wine to add to the Instant Wine Cellar. Contact for more information.

Basil's Big Bash 2023 Sold Out

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