The Friends of SAFE would like to invite you to participate in the inaugural Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball to be held at The Refinery, 120 W. Culpeper St., Culpeper on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 7-11 p.m. This premiere event will be held in conjunction with the Mardi Gras Carnival sponsored by Culpeper Renaissance Inc. and will be an evening full of costumes, music, wonderful food from our best area chefs, a silent auction and much conviviality! In short an exceptional opportunity for the Greater Piedmont community to gather and celebrate! SAFE depends upon successful events such as this to underwrite its programs that serve men, women and children who are victims of domestic & sexual abuse in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties. This specific event will help fund the renovation of a second shelter that was recently donated to SAFE, so it can offer a safe haven for more clients. It is estimated that these repairs & updates will cost about $50,000.