The Paws band of misfit pups and kitties are bringing the best of the bayou to Riverton in an all-out Mardis Gras party to raise money for Paws for Life animal shelter.

Shenanigans begin Saturday, March 2nd at 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm) at the St. Margaret’s Gym. Your ticket gains you access to an authentic cajun buffet by Miss Ginny, music all night by Barcode 307, plus several other fun activities planned for the evening.

Grab a mask and beads before heading to the gumbo station where you’ll find all of your cajun favorites: crawfish salad, shrimp remoulade, a gumbo station, andouille and chicken jambalaya, crawfish etouffee, cajun chicken fettuccine alfredo, cajun BBQ shrimp, blackened flank steak, french bread, rum bread pudding and king cakes. They will also be selling 2 oz. “King Cake” jello shots at the two cash bars.

After filling up on that zesty goodness, purchase your tickets to one or both of the following Mardi Paws Raffles:


Crawfish Boil for 20 – Raffle

Cajun Chef, Miss Ginny and her son Tobin will host an authentic Crawfish Boil for you and 19 of your seafood loving friends! Plan your party for sometime before the middle of July. Crawfish Boil Raffle Tickets are $10/ea or 6 for $50.


Trip to New Orleans for 3 Nights – Raffle

Win a trip to New Orleans for 3 nights in the heart of the French Quarter, at the Laurel Bed and Breakfast. Trip includes one lunch and dinner at two of New Orleans’ finest restaurants, a river boat cruise on the steamboat Natchez, a swamp tour AND AIRFARE! It’s the ultimate New Orleans experience.

Would you like a guided tour? Ginny herself will make her way home to give you a local’s tour of the city, at no cost to you (one of Ginny’s close friends will provide her accommodations)! New Orleans Trip Raffle Tickets are $20/ea or 6 for $100.


Tickets to the Barkus Party 2019 are $50 (early-bird pricing). $60 after February 28th. All proceeds from the Ticket Sales, Raffles, and Contest will go to Paws for Life Animal League.

Purchase your tickets for both the event and/or raffles at the shelter and The Stock Doc. Call The Stock Doc at (307) 856-7764 for questions.

Paws for Life is located at 515 S Smith Rd, Tue – Fri 12-5p; Sat 10a-1p
The Stock Doc is located at 3700 Riverview Rd, Mon – Fri 7:30a-5p; Sat 8:30a-3p).

Masks and beads will be available and folks are encouraged to don your best purple, gold, and emerald.

It’s going to be a ball!

ATTN Ladies!! You could win a $50 Victoria’s Secret Gift Card
Women are encouraged to “bedazzle” a bra to enter into the Mardi Bra Contest. Bras will be on display during the party for all to vote via cash donation. Winner will receive $50 to Victoria’s Secret.