KNUE gives a huge shout-out to awesome East Texan Tina Christian for agreeing to put together a benefit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Tina took off with the idea and ran with it. This event has been a full-time job for Tina, a mother of two, but she told me she loves it.

Don't miss the awesome party that Tina has put together at Chuy's Mexican Restaurant on South Broadway in Tyler. Come help the Kids of St. Jude, who suffer from cancers and have some Mardi Gras fun!

Bring your money, 'cause you won't be able to resist the auction items, including tons of gift cards, an autographed football from Johnny 'Football" Manziel, gift baskets, hair styling makeover, an autographed guitar from Joe Nichols and more!

Advance tickets are on sale at mardigrastyler.eventbrite.com and are $35. Tickets at the door will be $45. Keep in mind all of the price of your ticket donation will go to the kids of St. Jude.

Your ticket donation includes the Famous Chuy's Nacho Bar, $50 in casino chips and your choice of a Mardi Gras hat or mask.

KNUE also thanks all the sponsors who have donated to the event and made this possible: Crown Motor Company, Brosang's Landscaping, Fairway Auto Center, Christian Construction, Wagner Cadillac, All American Rentals, Twin Motor Co., and The Pour House.

Thank you Tina Christian for all your hard work and effort!

Just a reminder that the KNUE St. Jude "Country Cares" Radiothon is set for Thursday and Friday, March 7-8.