Austin Founder Lions Club

 The Good Times Rolled at AFLC’s Casino Night! 

More than 80 guests enjoyed the revelry of Austin Founder Lions Club’s third annual Casino Night on Feb. 17, 2023 at the Red Oak Ballroom. With a Mardi Gras theme, the event included casino games, dancing to the music of the M.O.V.E. Band (Music Outreach Volunteer Entertainers), delicious hors d’oeuvres and libations at the Bacchus Bar, and a photo booth with Mardi Gras-themed props.

At the end of the evening, attendees cashed in their winnings for tickets, which they allocated among 16 prize packages, and winners were drawn at random. In addition, some 16 items – ranging from specialty quilts and travel packages to wine and rum tastings and sports-related items – were sold. More than 40 local businesses and individuals contributed the items/services, and AFLC appreciates all the donors!

Proceeds benefit Austin Founder Lions Club’s community service activities, which include vision screening, eye exams and glasses, eyeglass recycling, Texas Lions Camp, scholarships for Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired graduates, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Meals on Wheels and support for AISD schools and activities, such as the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster contest.

Thank you to the following sponsors:

Bacchus Bar Sponsors  

Bill Anderson, State Farm Agent   512-466-6335 |


The Cowan Foundation / Haddon + Cowan Architects


Soirée Buffet Sponsor

Lucien, Stirling & Gray Advisory Group


Mardi Gras Foteaux Booth Sponsor

Theresa Cowan Lahr/Tommy Cowan


Reserved Table Sponsors

Jim Roberson Krewe

Krewe of Suzy Gallagher & Kit Thompson

Krewe of Lisa Gloyna & Ann Ward

Krewe of J.P. Kirksey

Mitchel & Shannon Wong Eye Institute, UT Health Austin

M.O.V.E. Krewe

Truffles Krewe

Casino Table Sponsor

Ragsdale Ranch, LLC

Krewe Captain Sponsors

Austin Natural Funerals

John Nyfeler

Siva Vankadaru

In-Kind Donors

Ann Ward

Betty Trent, AIA, LEED, AP

Beverly Weeks

Capital City Clays

Carol and Jim Prince




Donn’s Depot

5280 Burgers


Glenda Summers

Island Getaway Rum

Jersey Mike’s Subs

Jewelry by Patti

J. P. Kirksey

Kapadat Restaurant

Kodie Nagy-Montgomery

Lions Municipal Golf Course

Liz Bumguardner

Michael’s Hair Company

New World Deli

Panda Express

Patti Robinson

Phillips Golf Academy

Quilts by Patti

Round Rock Express

Ruth Chris Steak House

Sandi & David Mann

Suzy Gallagher & Kit Thompson

Taqueria La Familia

Texas Wine Collective

The Boat Crawfish & Seafood

The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen

Tommy Cowan

Victoria Schaefer

Waterloo Ice House

Whole Earth Provision Co.

Zach Theater

Enjoy these photos from the 2023 Mardi Gras Casino Night fundraiser held on February 17, 2023.

Photos by Kit Thompson

31 photo(s) Updated on: 01 Mar 2023
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