Mardi Gras for Homeless Children

Fat Tuesday, February 21st, 2023

6:30pm-10:00pm; Sponsor & VIP Admission at 5:30pm

Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W Rivercenter Blvd, Covington, KY 41011, Covington, Kentucky  41011

On Fat Tuesday, February 21, 2023, Mercedes Benz of Fort Mitchell presents the 32nd Annual Mardi Gras for Homeless Children produced by the Northern Kentucky Association.  This culinary tasting experience is a fun-filled evening with an abundance of food and beverages from local restaurants and beverage purveyors.  Also included in this high-energy night is live entertainment, featuring Tickled Pink and the Beechwood High School Marching Band, plus fabulous live and silent auctions.  This year’s Mardi Gras features Sheila Gray of Local 12 as the Queen, Scott Sloan of 700WLW as the King and back by popular demand, former Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovanni Bernard as the Grand Marshall.

Mardi Gras for Homeless Children was created by NKRA in 1992 in response to the death of three local homeless children in an abandoned garage fire.  The annual event continues to raise money and increase awareness regarding the challenges faced by homeless children in your community. The event’s proceeds benefit three local shelters: Bethany House Services, Cincinnati; Brighton Center’s Homeward Bound Shelter, Covington; and Welcome House of Northern Kentucky, Inc., Covington.

When you support Mardi Gras for Homeless Children, you invest in the future of our community. All monies raised are used to provide shelter, food, and basic necessities for the children Bethany House serves. Please consider purchasing a ticket, sponsoring the event, and/or participating in the silent and live auctions! 

For more information, please contact Daniel at 513-557-2214 or



Royal Court Sponsors

Heidt Family Foundation

King Sponsors

First Financial Bank

Queen Sponsors


Cheviot Charitable Foundation

“In memory of Jack and Ann Ellis”


Jester Sponsors 

PNC Bank

Rebeccah L. Brown, MD, and Dan Jones

Driehaus Insurance

Mark Dierkers Architecture

Platinum Sponsors

Sisters of Charity

Skin Cancer Center

Eagle Realty Group, a member of the Western & Southern Financial Group

Butch and Claire Ann Rowekamp Family

Clarkson Eyecare

TriVersity Construction

Taylor Oswald