January 2007 News Archive

  • January 31, 2007

    • There is no parking on the streets or the parking places (metered) on the streets of the parade route. Since most of the parade is downtown and through commercial areas, all parking for travel trailers and RV size vehicles must be done on private property or in the numerous pay parking lots along the parade route. Parking for these spaces must be negotiated by the owner's of the lots and the drivers of the RVs or trailers. It is advisable to make these reservations early as they tend to fill up the fastest.

  • January 29, 2007

    • Driver's Safety Meeting:  Wednesday, February 7th at Casino Rouge starting at 6:30 PM.  Safety rules, lineup procedures, and parade numbers will be handed out at this meeting.  It is MANDATORY that someone from the Parading Krewe attends!

    • The 2007 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Judges are:  Phil Cangelosi, Jay Dardenne, Katherine Anders, David Norwood, Martin Flannigan, Sonny Cranch & Derek Gordon.

    • The Judge's Bribery Dinner will be at Avoyelles Café on Thursday February 15th, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM.  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!!

  • January 26, 2007

    • New photos have been added.

  • January 26, 2007

    • An updated 2007 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade route map as been posted on the Parade page.

  • January 23, 2007

    • 2007 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Queen Roxanne Leachman will be hosting her Queen's Party this Saturday Night, January 27th from 7 pm till ? at The Station on Bennington Ave (off College Dr / I-10 ). The Cam Pyle Band will be playing, there is a $5 cover after 8 pm. Everyone is invited, you don't have be a "member" of anything to attend.

    • The Official 2007 Spanish Town Mardi Gras T-Shirts have been added to the Online Store.

  • January 18, 2007

    • The 2007 Spanish Town Mardi Gras parade is full. No more entries are being accepted. All new entries in the parade have been contacted

      If you had requested a new float for next year and have NOT been contacted, please accept the board's thanks for wanting to participate in the season's finest parade and our regrets for not being able to accommodate everyone who want to parade. There's always next year!

      Information on the Driver's Meeting will be sent out to all Parading Krewes and posted here when the date, time and place have been confirmed.

      SPLL Board

  • January 13, 2007

    • The Parade Map has been updated.  Parade page

    • Photos of our King Kip Holden and Queen Roxanne Leachman have been added to the Parade page.

  • January 13, 2007

  • January 11, 2007

    • Table Decorating: You can decorate your tables on February 03, from 10:30 am - 4:30 pm. Free parking will be available at this time in the B2 garage on St Phillips St off of Government St. No one is allowed in the loading dock area without a pass. You can drop off your things in the front then go park. 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. No stapling into the tables or table clothes. 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.

  • January 08, 2007

    • A few General Admission tickets to the 2007 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball are still available through the Online Store. All other locations have sold out of tickets.

  • January 03, 2007

    • 2007 Spanish Town Mardi Gras New Krewe Request Form

      It looks like there may be room for 2 new Krewes for the 2007 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade. If you are interested you need to download and fill out the New Krewe Request Form giving a description of float decorations, rider costumes, unique throws, or anything else you can think of that qualifies you for participation in this parade.

      Do NOT send any money at this time. This is only a request for information to help the board of SPLL decide which new Krewes will be selected IF there are any parade slots available after existing Krewes have decided to parade or not. 

      You will be notified by a SPLL Board Member if you have been selected.

      2007 Spanish Town Mardi Gras New Krewe Request Form

  • January 02, 2007

    • Although all tables have been reserved, General Admission tickets to the 2007 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball are still available through the Online Store and at the locations listed at the bottom of the Ball Page.

    • Calling all Spanish Town Mardi Gras "Royalty"

      Spanish Town Mardi Gras Royalty Champagne Brunch
      Honoring the 2007 Royal Court
      & all past Kings, Queens & Grand Marshals

      Saturday January 20, 2007
      11:00 am - 2:00 pm
      De La Ronde Hall
      320 Third Street
      Baton Rouge, La.

      $ 15 / person
      (by advance tickets & reservations only)
      please RSVP prior to 1/15/07

      For Tickets & to RSVP please contact:  Laura McDavitt (225) 241-2318 or Cherie Brumfield (225) 753-1022

      Attire: Creative Brunch or whatever's left of your Royal Attire

      Sponsored by - The Spanish Town Ladies' Auxiliary, Inc.

    * this event is restricted to the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Royalty, SPLL Board Members and STLA Members & their Guests only - however if you know some of these special people - you may be able to get an invite as one of their guests.