January - June 2009 News Archive

  • June 23, 2009

    • Last Chance to reserve Team Lanes to participate in the zany fun at next Saturday's (June 27- 10 am -2 pm) STLA Bowling Fundraiser at Circle Bowl on Florida Blvd- please contact Laura McDavitt (225) 241-2318 OR Jeanette Player (225) 266-3691 ASAP!

  • April 26, 2009

    • Calling All Krewes & Bowlers

      Time is fast approaching to sign up your Krewe & friends to join the zany fun at the Annual STLA Bowling Fundraiser to be held on Saturday June 27 at Circle Bowl on Florida Blvd/Airline Hwy  from 10 AM - 2 PM.  

      Teams consist of 5 persons per lane ( $20 pp or $100 team / lane) - so reserve as many lanes as your crowd may need.  But remember its first come first served - so please reserve your spot(s) as soon as possible by returning the form below to Laura McDavitt.  You don't need to be a good bowler - although a good sense of humor is required.  Awards given for best, worst, most enthusiastic,  team costumes and whatever we come up with at the time. PLUS your attendance wristband also gets you a free drink at the After Party held at MRS G's Tavern on Florida Blvd / Sharp.  So Come join the fun, re-unite with all your Spanish Town Mardi Gras buddies, and help raise money for charity at the same time... what a deal !! 

       Spanish Town Ladies’ Auxiliary


      Saturday ~ June 27 2009

      10:00 am- 2:00 PM

      $20.00 per Person

      ($100 per team)


      3 Games of 9 pin No-Tap

      (knock down 9 pins - it counts as a STRIKE!)

      Rental Shoes

      Fresh Made Pizza & Soft Drinks

      Cash Bar - Raffles

       All proceeds to benefit STLA Charities

      For more information please contact:

      Jeanette Player - 266-3691

      Laura McDavitt - 241-2318

       Krewe / Team Name:________________________________________


  • March 13, 2009

    • The Annual SPLL Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 25th at 7:00 PM at Avoyelles Café - 333 Third St. Parade awards and charity donations will be included in the program. All SPLL members and float awards winners are invited.

  • March 09, 2009

    • We've started our countdown to Spanish Town Mardi Gras 2010!!!  Watch the countdown at the bottom of the Home page.  The  2010 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball will be on January 30th, the 2010 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade will be on February 13th.  Make your calendar's now!

  • February 24, 2009

    • I have heard from the B.R.E.W. Krewe and they were the ones known only as "the 401K-Jelly float".

  • February 23, 2009

    • Photos of the 2009 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade have been posted in the Photos Section of the website.  Have great shots of the day?  Why not share them with us all, upload your best shots!

    • The 2009 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade FLOAT AWARDS:

      • Best Float - The wASTED kREWE

      • Worst Float - Krewe of Moula

      • Golden Gavel Award - Krewe of Bierbog

      • Best Bribe - Krewe of Cookie

      • Judges’ Toast Award - Krewe of Mixed Nuts

      • Best Attempted Bribe - The Parrot Head Club Krewe

      • Sexiest Krewe - I-DA-HO Potato Queens

      • Udderly shameless - Krewe of MOM (Ministers of Misinformation)

      • International Achievement Award - The Italian American Marchers

      • Boogiest Bailout - Krewe of No Klue

      • Obamanation Award - Krewe of Boyd Avenue and Krewe of Lou

      • Best Marching Krewe - Krewe of Yazoo

      • Sleaziest/Tackiest/Nastiest Award - We know you only as the 401K-Jelly float (B.R.E.W. Krewe)

      • Magna Cum Laude Award - Krewe of Damifineaux

      • Best Krewe Sucking Up to Whitney Vann - Krewe of Snafu

      • Best Porta-Potty Award - Krewe of Pink Ladies

      • Supervised Probation Award - So disgusting, we don’t even want to acknowledge you. In our minds you are simply the ‘Raw Chicken Feet Throwers

  • February 20, 2009

    • Friends and loyal followers of the "Spanish Town Odyssey", we need your assistance in preparing a Spanish Town Mardi Gras deep space probe filled with pictures and 150 word or less describing amusing moments from our past missions. If you possess some yellow, curled, Kodak moments from the early days or digital photos through  the 2009 Parade please send them to Weborah. So that Smiley Anders and eye can select the very worst to send into space. It won't make you a dime or make you & yours any more infamous in this universe but at least we'll put your names by the offending photos so aliens will know not to mess with Spanish Town Mardi Gras folk if they so choose to invade us and turn us into their slaves. Also they will be included in a 6 week display at LASCM prior to and during the season next year. And could even make it into a coffee table book, called "The Wildlife of Spanish Town". So if submitted by computer send to weborah [@] spanishtownmardigras [.]com or if by snail mail to: Jim Work 14017 Ridge Rd. Prairieville, LA 70769 May the Pink Force be with You Spock out! - Jim Work, SPLL Board Member

  • February 19, 2009

    • CANCELED!!!! - The 2009 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade will be streaming LIVE on KCPITV.com!  If you can't be there in person you can still see all the action streamed live with video and audio.  Let all of your friends and family who can't be there know where you'll be so they can watch all the fun. - CANCELED!!!!

  • February 09, 2009

    • REMINDER:  The MANDATORY Spanish Town Mardi Gras Driver's Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 18th at 6:30 PM upstairs at 333 Bistreaux (old Avoyelles - 333 North 3rd St.).  Each parading Krewe's driver or a Krewe member MUST attend this meeting in order to ride in the parade on Saturday, February 21st.  The same night, Wednesday, February 18th, the Judge's Bribery Dinner will be held downstairs at the same location.

    • 2009 Parade Safety Letter

  • February 04, 2009

    • The Driver's Meeting and the Judge’s Bribery Dinner will be on Wednesday, February 18th at 6:30 PM at 333 Bistreaux, 333 N. 3rd Street.  The Judge's Bribery Dinner will be in a private room downstairs and the Driver's Meeting will be upstairs.  As always this is your opportunity to come bribe the judges to yours 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 2009 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball have been posted in the Photos Section of the website.  Have great shots of the night?  Why not share them with us all, upload your best shots!

    • Corrected location of Driver's Meeting and Judge's Bribery Dinner - 333 Bistreaux

  • January 28, 2009

    • Smiley Anders and Ron Zappe will present a trophy to the "Best Decorated Table" during the halftime festivities at the ball.

    •  Some tickets are usually returned for sale at the decorating party at 11 AM on the morning of the ball (Baton Rouge River Center).  Come out and help with the decorating and maybe score some tickets if you are looking.

    • The Parade Page has been updated with the 2008 Spanish Town Parade Awards.

  • January 23, 2009

    • The 2009 King, Rob Payer, has temporarily changed the name of his band during the 2009 Mardi Gras Season... they will now be known as Rev Rob & The Fornicators.

  • January 19, 2009

    • The 2009 King, Rob Payer, is hosting a King's Party at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux on Saturday, February 7th from 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM.  He'll perform with his band, SUSAN OWENS & TIME WARP, a classic 60's and 70's rock band. There will be no cover charge.

    • The 2009 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade Judges have been announced! They are:  Phil Cangelosi, Jay Dardenne, Cathy Childers, Carolyn Phillips and Whitney Van.

    • The Judge's Bribery Dinner will be held on Wednesday, February 18th.  The time and place will be announced at a later date.

  • January 09, 2009

    • Baton Rouge River Center Catering

      • New and Improved Mardi Gras Menus and Service:

        New "All-Inclusive" menu items and packages starting from $150-$750 to include everything from food, beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) and set-ups, waiting on your table when you get there!

        New and improved food packages available.

        New and improved bar packages available.

        Individual packaged beer/liquor sales at reasonable pricing.

        Mardi Gras Hot Line - You call from your table & they deliver to your table!

        On Line Ordering! - Planning your entire evening is just one click away at www.brrivercenter.catertrax.com

    • A photo of The 2009 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Queen, Margie Moore, has been added to the Parade Page.

  • January 06, 2009

    • The 2009 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade is full! The SPLL Board will not be taking anymore entries.

    • Royalty Brunch Reminder - See post below (November 22, 2008) for restrictions and more details:

              2009 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Royalty Brunch Invitation

  • January 02, 2009

    • The 2009 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Queen, Margie Moore, will be throwing a Queen's Party.  It will be held on January 17th at The Station Bar and Grill on 4608 Bennington Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.  There will be live music and lots of fun.  The party starts at 7 p.m.