Austin’s House event is Feb. 28 in Minden |

Austin’s House event is Feb. 28 in Minden

Record-Courier Staff Report

Miss Douglas County, Alisa Merino, is ready to enjoy the Cowboy Mardi Gras to benefit Austin’s House on Feb. 28. She poses next to the portrait of her friend, Austin Kirby. Austin’s House was named in Kirby’s honor.

The sixth annual Cowboy Mardi Gras to benefit Austin's House is set for 6-10 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Carson Valley Inn.

There will be a grand prize drawing for a Disneyland vacation package valued at $1,048. The package includes four Disneyland Resort Park Hopper tickets worth $137 each to visit Disneyland Park and the Disney California Adventure Park, plus a $500 Visa card for expenses. Disneyland grand prize tickets cost $20 each and can be purchased from Austin's House or any member of the board of directors.

The Cowboy Mardi Gras starts with a cocktail hour. Then a western barbecue buffet dinner featuring tri-tip beef, pulled pork and mesquite-rubbed chicken will be served. After dinner, the party continues with music, dancing and games. Raffle prizes will be drawn every 15 minutes.

The ticket donation is $50. Only 250 tickets will be sold.

To order tickets, call Austin's House at 775-267-6711. For more information, go to 112832482070578.

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