Cross Timbers Family Services is gearing up for its 10th annual Better Beginnings Benefit.

This year’s event, themed Havana Nights, will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a few changes. 

“We have moved it outdoors this year to give it more of a ‘Havana nights’ flair,” said Jodee Lucero, executive director of CTFS. “When we started having this event 10 years ago, we did it because we had lost some funding unexpectedly and needed a big fundraiser. We are celebrating the fact that the community has embraced our agency and this wonderful event for the past 10 years, and we are so thankful. It’s going to be a fun night.”

The event begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at The N at Hardway Ranch.

There will be heavy, Cuban-inspired appetizers and desserts, salsa dancing, a live auction and raffle. 

CTFS is also selling 150 golden tickets for $150 each. 

The winner will get to choose between one of three vacations: An all-inclusive five-night stay to Jamaica, a Pebble Beach and Monterey Resort golf package or a chance to swim with dolphins during a three-night stay in Orlando, Florida. 

Individual tickets can be purchased for $40 and sponsorship packages are available by calling CTFS at 254-965-5516 or emailing