July-October 2006 News Archive

  • October 12, 2006

    • SPLL will be doing a fund raiser with WBRH/KBRH this Saturday, October 14, 2006 between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon. Every person that donates $100 will have a chance to win 2 tickets to the 2007 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball.

  • September 11, 2006

    • Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball - 7:00 PM, February 03, 2007

    • Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade - 12:00 Noon, February 17, 2007

  • August 08, 2006

    • Fellow Flamingoheads, the SPLL Board has received the very best news we could possibly have hoped for. In our attempts to keep our beloved parade on its' traditional route through Spanish Town and the heart of downtown, 3rd Street., our Mayor Melvin "Kip" Holden has released a strong statement in support of keeping the parade route on sacred ground. The SPLL Board gratefully acknowledges his difficult and heroic stance on this complicated measure to insure safety and tradition are equally compatible. Our thanks to Darrell Ourso and Liz Alch for their overtime hours meeting with our board and conveying our issues to the Mayor and Counsel. The final thanks go out to Spanish Town's many friends who helped immeasurably in letting the City Fathers understand and appreciate their feelings on this one day of the year that truly belongs to all residents of Baton Rouge.
      For all you loyal emailers that voiced your personal spin on these parade issues: Perhaps you might want to send a message of "job well done" to the Mayor and anyone else you may have flocked with phone calls or emails along the way.
      SPLL Board of Directors

    • MAYOR HOLDEN OPPOSES ANY CHANGES TO ROUTE OF SPANISH TOWN PARADE

    • PRINTABLE VERSION OF OFFICIAL SPLL ORDINANCE STATEMENT #3

  • July 28, 2006

    • Thanks to the efforts of all Spanish Town supporters, several Metro Council members have responded to your e-mails and have decided to support us in defeating the parade ordinance, so, Elvis and the Flamingoheads will not have to appear en masse at the Metro Council in August. Councilman Ourso has wisely decided to pull the proposed parade ordinance draft for more study. He has requested a meeting with the SPLL board and they have agreed to meet with him. The date is not fixed yet, but it will be sometime in early August before the ordinance committee meets again on August 15th.

    • PRINTABLE VERSION OF OFFICIAL SPLL ORDINANCE STATEMENT #2

  • July 19, 2006

  • July 18, 2006

    • The Official SPLL Board of Directors Ordinance Statement has been added to the website. Please download and printout the draft Parade Ordinance and the SPLL Ordinance Statement and pass it out to anyone you think can help us in this fight. Get involved in the Forum to voice your opinions. Check back to the website for updates.

    • What can YOU do to help? Please write, email or telephone, the Mayor and/or your individual City Councilman to express your disapproval of this draft Parade Ordinance and ask that they vote against it in its entirety. The names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of your elected officials are found on the home page and in the downloadable/printable files.

    • PRINTABLE VERSION OF DRAFT PARADE ORDINANCE

    • PRINTABLE VERSION OF OFFICIAL SPLL ORDINANCE STATEMENT

    • You will need the Adobe Reader to view/download/print these files. You can download it HERE

  • July 15, 2006

    • 2006 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Donations & Awards and Golf Tournament photos have been added to the site.