Tickets are on sale for the fourth annual Mardi Gras Magic Dinner & Dance to benefit Austin's House will take place Feb. 17 at the Carson Valley Inn.
This festive fundraiser recreates the party atmosphere of Bourbon Street in New Orleans on Fat Tuesday with great food, outstanding music, dancing, raffle prizes and a Grand Prize drawing for a trip to "The Big Easy."
The evening starts at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour followed by a Cajun buffet dinner featuring peel and eat shrimp, chicken gumbo, blackened fish, sausage steamed in beer and smoked rib eye roast with all of the trimmings.
After dinner, the Mardi Gras Magic party hits full stride with dancing music provided by Fabrizio. Raffle prizes will be drawn every 15 minutes. The silent auction features donated prizes from local businesses.
The ticket donation for the fundraiser to benefit Austin's House is $50. Tables of 10 are available for $500. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Reserve tickets by calling Austin's House at 775-267-6711.
You need not be present to win the grand prize drawing for a three day, two night vacation at the 4-Star Harrah's New Orleans. Entry tickets at $20 can be purchased from Austin's House or any member of the board of directors.
Austin's House is the only emergency children's shelter in rural Northern Nevada. It services and cares for up to 10 children from infants to age 18 that have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.
For more information or to make a donation, call 775-267-6711 or click on www.austinshouse.org.