Children’s Center breaks ground June 1 |

Children’s Center breaks ground June 1

Record Courier Staff Reports

Staff Reports

The entire community is invited 10 a.m. June 1 to celebrate the start of construction on the Carson Valley Children’s Center at 3589 North Sunridge Drive, behind the Douglas County Sheriff’s Substation.

A special use permit for the center was approved by the Douglas County Planning Commission on May 9.

The Carson Valley Children’s Center is a 5,382 square-foot residence 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 supply the basic living necessities for these children including proper nutrition, hygiene, rest, nurturing, companionship, recreation and education. The facility is designed for short-term placements of Douglas County youth in need of safe housing. Austin’s House is expected to open in 2007.

The Austin Kirby Foundation is hosting a “Deal or No Deal” fundraiser on June 3 at the Horizon Casino Resort Lake Tahoe.

This spectacular event will be held in the Convention Center starting with cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by a four-course dinner at 7 p.m., with jazz musician George Hanepen providing music.

The “Deal or No Deal” fundraiser has briefcases containing prizes valued from $1,000 up to $25,000. Dress is casual or pink, Austin’s favorite color.

Tickets are $75 each and tables of 10 may be purchased for $700. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to Austin’s House.

Information or tickets, Tina Stewart, 588-6211.