Cinco de Mayo dinner benefits Carriage House |

Cinco de Mayo dinner benefits Carriage House

BRECKENRIDGE – The 21st annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and fundraiser is set to begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina.

Funds raised at the event benefit Carriage House Early Learning Center.

The fiesta will feature an all-you-can-eat Mexican buffet with tuna tostadas, duck quesadillas, deserts, cheese and chicken picadillo-stuffed chile rellenos, squash-stuffed avocado, nopales salad, red chile marinated port tenderloin with mango sauce, grilled salmon with avocado sauce and anasazi corn cakes with tequila marinated shrimp.

The kids menu features cheese quesadillas, ground beef and cheese soaps and a taco bar.

A silent auction will be held from 5-9:30 p.m. and features Summit County resort ski passes, round trip airfare, rounds of golf, pieces of original art, numerous dinners, lodging in Sedona, Ariz., and Key West, Fla., and many others.

Live music will be provided by popular local DJ “Doctor Monty,” who will spin tunes from 8 p.m. to midnight. At midnight, a drawing will be held for a travel voucher for a trip for two to Mexico.

Admission is $17 for adults and $6 for kids under 12. Tickets may be purchased in Breckenridge at Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina.

Since the event began in 1984, Mi Casa’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration has contributed more than $200,000 to local nonprofits. The goal is to raise another $25,000 this year.

Carriage House was established in 1973 as a preschool in the basement of Father Dyer Church. In 1995, the doors of the new Carriage House Early Learning Center opened providing services for children ages 8 weeks to 6 years.

Their philosophy evolves around the individuality of each child by providing children with developmentally appropriate activities so that the child can learn through action and interaction. Each child learns at his or her own pace and is supported by qualified staff.

For information on the Cinco de Mayo fundraiser, contact Julie Ludwig at (970) 453-2071.

– Daily News staff report

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