COVINGTON, Ky. (WKRC) - As Fat Tuesday celebrations rage in New Orleans, one in the local area is a reason to party for a good cause.
The annual Mardi Gras for Homeless Children is at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center on Tuesday night.
What better reason to party than for a cause?
This year is the 27th year for the culinary event. Since its inception, organizers have raised over $1.5 million.
It's not too late to help raise that number. Tickets are still available. They are $70 and you can find more information by following this link.
There are going to be 56 food and drink stations. There will be live New Orleans jazz. The Beechwood Marching Band will be there and there will also be silent and live auctions.
All of this is done to raise money for Northern Kentucky's Homeless Children.
Proceeds from the event go to the Welcome House of Northern Kentucky, Brighton Center's Homeward Bound and Bethany House Services.
"If we can come up with even a couple dollars to help kids get off the streets, we are willing to it, so that's the reason we're here,” said Rocky Hollon, Manager at FIRE at Rivercenter.