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Austinpalooza draws 400 people Sept. 11

Staff Reports

GE's Bently Nevada and the Carson Valley Inn sponsored the fifth annual Austinpalooza event to benefit Austin's House, the only children's emergency shelter in Northern Nevada.

Austinpalooza is an annual night of music and festivities.

Nearly 400 people joined the fun at this year's event, which took place at TJ's Corral Outdoor Events Center at the Carson Valley Inn on Sept. 11.

"We would like to thank everyone that participated in this event. We were happy to see so many members of this community supporting such a great organization. There were also many new faces at the event – including people from out of town who heard about the event or saw advertisements at the Carson Valley Inn and the Carson Valley Visitor's Authority," said Chad Cox, an organizer of Austinpalooza and GE's Bently Nevada employee. "Austin's House is an important part of our community and events like this truly make a difference."

The event was free to the public, with many attendees making generous voluntary donations to Austin's House, marketing communications specialist for GE Emma Morgan said.

The attendees, GE's Bently Nevada and the Carson Valley Inn raised over $11,000.

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Additionally, Nevada Nosh, a local food truck, donated all tips to the cause.

The funds will be used to help support Austin's House's operating costs and allow the shelter to continue to assist children in the community.

Austin's House has cared for over 400 children since 2007.

This year's event featured local bands, including Lavish Green, Miki Rae, Seymour's Trick Bag and The Engineered Disaster (TED).