The 11th annual Canines, Cats and Cabernet, which benefits the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center, will take place at the Depot Civic and Cultural Center on April 7. Many forms of entertainment, raffles, auctions and food and drinks will be available for all in attendance.

Guests will get to enjoy Las Vegas style fun during the night, as a casino will be setup beginning at 5:30 p.m.

“We’ve actually done this the past two years,” said Dave Olhausen, President of the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center. “It was very successful these last two years, so we figured why not do it again and have everyone enjoy for another round.

“A company from Austin comes up and sets up the casino. It’s a complete setup that features Blackjack, Poker, Slots, Craps, Roulette and just about anything else you can find at a casino. Each person who enters gets a chip that is worth 5,000 to play with. You use what you have at the end and apply them toward the prizes. People can also buy more chips if they please. It’s just a lot of fun for everyone.

Other entertainment for the night includes live music by Debra Mathis, who sings and plays piano.

Food and drinks will be served by the Brownwood Country Club, The Hideout, Steves’ Deli, Cotton Patch Cafe, United Supermarket, Humphrey Pete’s, Prima Pasta, Buffalo Wild Wings, Flour Power and Chocolateness.

“We actually have a lot of different foods and drinks,” explained Olhausen. “It’s essentially all you can eat and all you can drink. On the drink side of things, we’ll have the basics such as Cokes and water, but also unlimited beer and wine for those of age.”

All proceeds from the event go directly to the animal shelter.

“It’s our biggest fundraiser,” Olhausen said. “We have another toward the end of the year, but this is by far the biggest one that we have. It brings in the majority of the money. It’s so important for us and we love to put it on. We believe it benefits the City of Brownwood, the people and the animals. It’s an imperative event for us.”

Tickets to the event are $60 per person and can be purchased at Wendlee Broadcasting, the shelter or by contacting any board member.