Chili for Children, Austin's House benefit is Sunday

The community event Chili for Children is Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Carson Valley Children's Center will host this fundraiser, which includes food, a raffle and live entertainment, at the CVIC Hall in Minden.

A ticket for Chili for Children is $10 for adults and children younger than 12 are free. Each paid adult ticket includes a souvenir chili mug and an entry in the grand-prize drawing for a family weekend at Disneyland, including airfare and hotel.

Everyone will be served a lunch of homemade chili, cornbread and dessert. Attendees can choose from traditional beef chili, vegetarian chili or chicken and white bean chili. Adult beverages will be available for purchase.

Local band, RoadDaddy, will provide the live music with a repertoire of classic rock music. There will also be a raffle with 15 prizes. Tickets will be available at the door.

All of the money raised at Chili for Children will be used to operate the non-profit Carson Valley Children's Center currently under construction in north Douglas County. This 5,382-square-foot residence is named "Austin's House" as a tribute to Austin Kirby. Austin's House will provide a safe home environment for up to 10 children from infants to age 17. It will accommodate both males and females who are unable to be maintained in their own homes. They will stay for a maximum of 45 days until appropriate safe housing can be located such as a foster home or placement with a relative. Austin's House will supply the basic living necessities for these children including proper nutrition, hygiene, rest, nurturing, companionship, recreation and education. The address is 3589 North Sunridge Drive, behind the Douglas County Sheriff's substation.

For more information, call Vicky Sauer-Lamb, 782-9809.


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