Floats, beads and king cake descend on Tulsa for the 24th annual Jenks Public Schools Foundation dinner and auction. The event, Mardi Gras, will float in at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8 at the Exchange Center at the Tulsa Fairgrounds.

Funds raised from Mardi Gras will support the programs and projects of the Jenks Public Schools Foundation including classroom grants to teachers, Vision of Excellence awards to teachers and staff, Junior Achievement BizTown and the employee appreciation banquet.

Mardi Gras sponsors include Bernard and Jenny Hairs; Kevin and Kristen Howell; Morrow, Lai, and Edwards pediatric dentistry; Nabholz Construction; Parkhill’s; Saint Francis; Manhattan Constructions; MidFirst Bank; Laura Dennis; and GoFresh.

Tickets to Mardi Gras are $75 per person and sponsorships are available. Tickets can be purchased at https://jenkspsf.ejoinme.org/mardigras or by calling the JPS Foundation office at (918) 299-4463.