February 2006 News Archive

  • February 28, 2006

    • THE 2006 SPANISH TOWN MARDI GRAS PARADE FLOAT AWARDS:

      • Best Float - Krewe of McIntosh, “Katrina Goes to the Oscars.”

      • Worst Float - Krewe de Mewe, celebrating birth control.

      • Sexiest Float - Krewe of Helios

      • Most Charming (Most Likely to Seduce Female Judges) - Italian American Marchers

      • The FEMA No-Show Award - The Krewe of Yazoo

      • Best Kissing Up to Judges During Parade - Krewe of Lou

      • Best Bribe - Krewe of Moula

      • Most Prolific Briber - Krewe of Cookie

      • Best Reference to Dick Cheney - Krewe of Clay

      • Most Pathetic Attempt at a Float - Krewe of Lakeland

      • Oldest Krewe - Krewe of Boyd

      • Best Name for a New Krewe - Krewe of It’s Five O’clock Somewhere

      • Honorable Mention - Krewe of I-DA-HO Potato Queens

    • Photos have been added... Parade, Judge's Bribery Dinner, Painting the Town Pink and more Ball photos.

  • February 24, 2006

    • THE PARADE WILL ROLL COME RAIN OR SHINE!

    • REMINDER: The Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade has an ALCOHOL FREE ZONE located on Convention Street, south side, in the 500 & 600 block.

  • February 23, 2006

    • Kelly Daigle was the winner of the Queen's 7 carat Dark Pink Topaz necklace which was raffled off during the Driver's Meeting. Congratulations Kelly wear it with pride!

    • Queen D'Aaron has billboards all around town... can you find them?

  • February 22, 2006

    • Don't forget the Driver's Meeting and Judge's Bribery Dinner tonight! Driver's meeting is at Dante's Bistro, 302 Third St. - corner of Florida and Third St. - Downtown. (Old Richoux's under the Coca-Cola sign) starting at 6:30 pm and the Judge's Dinner is at Avoyelles Café across the street from Dante’s Bistro starting at 7:00 pm.

    • The Parade WILL ROLL on Saturday come rain or shine!

  • February 20, 2006

    • Judges Bribery Dinner Location CHANGE: The Judges Bribery Dinner location has been changed to Avoyelles Café across the street from Dante’s Bistro. (see details below at 2/13)

    • More photos of The 2006 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball have been posted over the past several days. I will continue to post more as I receive them. Be sure to check out both pages of photos.

    • Cathy Childers will be replacing Bernie Cyrus as a Parade Judge. Check the Parade page for the full list of Judges.

  • February 17, 2006

    • 2006 T Shirts have been restocked in the Online Store.

    • The 25th Anniversary Spanish Town Mardi Gras Poster selling price has been reduced from $15.00 to $5.00 in the Online Store. Happy Mardi Gras!

    • The Parade Route "Points of Interest" has been updated. Parade Page

  • February 14, 2006

    • More photos of The 2006 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball have been posted. Photos. Keep checking back to the photo pages, I will post more as I receive them.

  • February 13, 2006

    Driver's Meeting & Judges Bribery Dinner location has changed:

    • Parade Driver's Meeting: The Parade Driver's Meeting will be held at Dante's Bistro, 302 Third St. - corner of Florida and Third St. - Downtown. (Old Richoux's under the Coca-Cola sign) The meeting starts at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, February 22nd. Parading Krewes will be receiving more information by mail about the meeting.

    • Judges Bribery Dinner: The Judges Bribery Dinner will also be held at Dante's Bistro starting at 7:00 on Wednesday, February 22nd. As always this is your opportunity to come bribe the judges to your hearts desire. They will have open minds, pockets and hands, make the most of it and put your Krewe foremost in their minds!!

    • Photos of The 2006 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball have been posted. Photos.

  • February 11, 2006

    • Ball Tickets: There are a FEW and I mean VERY FEW tickets available for the ball, please check the Forum to see if someone has posted that they have available tickets that are not being used. Also, you can go to the River Center, Convention Center, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm today and ask for Jim or Doug, they had a few available as of last night.

    • Traffic and Parking: Street closures will begin at approximately 5:00 pm for the Jupiter Parade. Street closures for the parade are St. Phillip (for loading & unloading), River Rd., Third St., Florida St. and Convention. North Blvd. will be closed until 2am. There are also several events going on at the River Center at the same time as our Ball so please plan to give yourself extra time due to traffic. The best route seems to be down Government Street (towards the river) down to St Louis to get to the parking garages. See you there!!

  • February 09, 2006

    • REMINDER: Table Decorating: You may enter the River Center to decorate your table(s) between 11:00 am - 4:00 pm on the 11th. The tables are 6 feet in diameter (round), you may bring your ice chest at the time of decorating and store them underneath the table. Please keep in mind there will be no utilities (electricity) available for decorations on your table, plan accordingly. You will not be allowed to have open flames or helium balloons. Also keep in mind that you can't use anything that would pose a fire or safety hazard, get creative. (additional rules and new information is available on the Ball Page)

    • The Queen's Necklace will be auctioned off during the Judges Bribery Dinner. All proceeds will go to local Baton Rouge charities sponsored by the Spanish Town Ladies Auxiliary. It is a 7ct. Dark Pink Topaz, 14mm Trillion concave cut on a 20 inch Figaro chain. The necklace was donated by Jack Hood Jewelers. Raffle tickets will be available at the Ball for $5.00 each.

  • February 05, 2006

    • Photos of The 2006 Queen's Party, new Flamingo Sightings & "Personal Flockings" and more photos of the Royal Brunch have been posted. Photos

  • February 02, 2006

    • ATTENTION: The "secret" operation (Flocking at the Lake) that was planned for Friday night before the Queen's Party will NOT be happening as planned... it will be rescheduled for a later date. THE QUEEN'S PARTY WILL GO ON AS PLANNED.

    • THE QUEEN'S PARTY, Honoring Her Royal Majesty Queen XXVI D'Aaron Leblanc, tomorrow night at the Thirsty Tiger! 8:00 pm til.... Open to ALL! (full details below at January 17th)

    • T-shirts and Tank Tops are available at the Online Store, they will also be available for purchase at the Ball and the Drivers Safety Meeting.