November 2014 - June 2015 News Archive

  • June 10, 2015
    • The 6th Annual Krewes For Food benefiting the Baton Rouge Food Bank is around the corner on June 20, 2015.

      You do not have to be a member of a Krewe to participate, get a church group, office group, reading group together and donate. Come to the event LOTS of prizes and fun games, beach themed even so come and have fun!

      Please help the Baton Rouge Food Bank!
      Krewes for Food 2015

  • June 04, 2015
    • Spanish Town Ladies’ Auxiliary
      At Circle Bowl, 8878 Florida Blvd.
      Saturday, June 27, 2015
      10:00 am - 2:00 pm

      $30 per Person
      $110 per team of 4

      Includes: 3 Games of 9 pin No-Tap & Rental Shoes
      (Knock down 9 pins - it counts as a STRIKE!)
      Fresh Made Pizza & Soft Drinks, Cash Bar

      After party at Ms. G’s Tavern

      Proceeds to benefit STLA Charities

      Raffle Bags 50/50 Jello Shots Trophy Awards - And More

      For more information please contact:
      Laura McDavitt - (225) 241-2318

      Krewe / Team Name: ___________________________

      TEAM CAPTAIN:_____________________________________________
      Contact No# ______________________________________________
      Bowler 2:_________________________________________________
      Bowler 3:_________________________________________________
      Bowler 4:_________________________________________________
      Alternate: _______________________________________________

      Complete and return with payment to:
      STLA c/o Laura McDavitt
      727 Lonita St.
      Baton Rouge, LA 70815


  • March 14, 2015
    • The SPLL Annual meeting, float awards and charity donations will be held on Wednesday, March 25th at 7:00 PM in the upstairs event room at IPO Restaurant (421 N 3rd St - downtown). Parading Krewe members and SPLL members are invited to attend.

  • March 11, 2015
  • February 17, 2015
    • **Flessie has been recovered!**  A huge thank you to everyone who shared the information and helped bring him home!!
    • On the evening of Saturday February 14th, after the parade, Flessie was stolen from the back of a black Dodge truck! He is an iconic symbol of SPLL and Spanish Town Mardi Gras. Flessie was restored and brought back to the parade this year. He is shown in the photo below and is approximately 10' tall and was displayed at the Judges stand.

      Because of the size of Flessie, persons committing this crime had to have been seen by someone as it was taken away from the downtown area. If you know where Flessie may be or know of someone who does, please contact Baton Rouge police 225-389-3800 (report File# 14311-15) or send the information you have to us through the website's contact form.

      If returned no questions will be asked!!!! Please spread the word and help get Flessie returned to where he belongs!

      Flessie 2015


  • February 06, 2015
    • The 2015 Spanish Town Mardi Gras MANDATORY Driver’s and Safety Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 11th, 7:00 PM at The Roux House located downtown at 143 N. Third Street. Discussion will be the parade route, lineup procedures, safety guidelines, and hand out float numbers. The driver and Krewe captain MUST be present.

      This is an important meeting as the new route will be explained along with how to approach the staging area. All floats should approach the staging area from the North down River Road either via Choctaw Drive or Chippewa. This is a MUST as there is construction along river road. No floats will be allowed to come down Government Street to River Road. Floats attempting to use Government street will be turned around.
  • January 30, 2015
  • January 28, 2015
    • The 2015 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade Judges have been named they are:  Jay Dardenne Lt. Gov., Ian Perkins of iHeartRadio, Dr. Russell Saloom, Elizabeth Vowell Reporter with Channel 9 and Patrick Mulhearn of Celtic Media Center.
  • January 23, 2015
    • In honor of our 2015 Spanish Town Mardi Gras King, Shelby Holmes, SPLL would like for each Krewe to give $30.00 and display a L.O.P.A Donate Life Banner on their float during the Parade. SPLL will pass out the banners with the placards at the Driver's Safety Meeting.

      Please send your money to SPLL - Society for the Preservation of Lagniappe in Louisiana, P.O. Box 3262, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821

      SPLL appreciates any and all help and support in getting this message out.

      Read about King Shelby Holmes' Donation of Life here:
      Donate Life L.O.P.A
  • January 19, 2015
    • The 2015 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Queen Johanna Smith invites all the Pink Faithful to join the merriment at her Queen's Party on Sunday January 25, 2015 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM at The Roux House on Third St, downtown Baton Rouge.
  • January 10, 2015


  • December 31, 2014
    • Spanish Town Mardi Gras Royalty Brunch
      Honoring the 2015 Royal Court
      All past Kings, Queens and Grand Marshals

      Saturday January 17, 2015

      11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

      Lyceum Ballroom
      124 Third Street
      Baton Rouge, LA

      Champagne Buffet, Cash Bar, Raffles & Silent Auction

      $25 per person (by advance ticket & reservations only)

      Tables can be reserved with purchase of EIGHT (8) tickets

      For Tickets, Table Reservations and to RSVP
      PLEASE CONTACT by January 12, 2015: Laura McDavitt (225) 241-2318 or Cherie Brumfield (225) 753-1022

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

      Sponsored by The Spanish Town Ladies' Auxiliary, Inc. (STLA) with Proceeds to benefit local area charities

      The Brunch is open to all Royalty, Krewes, SPLL and STLA members as well as their guest. Limited seating is available so please RSVP and purchase your tickets as soon as possible
  • December 30, 2014
    • The Parade Entry List has been updated:   Parade Entries
    • Have catered food and beverages waiting at your table for the 2015 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball! Your order must be placed at least 72 hours before the event. You can Order Online - The food link is on left side of the page. Don't forget to include the name of the ball, your table number, and the number of guest along with other information asked for.
  • December 02, 2014
    • The 2015 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade Forms will be emailed this week to the contact person for all krewes who paraded in 2014. If you do not get the form by the end of the week and your krewe paraded last year, please email using the contact page on the website and the forms will be sent out to you ASAP. Please identify your krewe and supply a phone number for the contact person.


  • November 25, 2014
    • The 2015 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Theme:  St. Valentine's Day Masquerade
    • The 2015 Spanish Town Mardi Gras King:  Shelby Holmes
    • The 2015 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Queen:  Johanna Smith
    • The 2015 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Grand Marshal:  Allen Kirkpatrick
  • November 13, 2014
    • All 2015 Spanish Town Ball tables are Sold Out any future payments received will be returned.
    • If you are looking to purchase tickets or have extra tickets you are trying to sell you can post in the forum under this topic to try and find someone else trying to buy or sell.   You can also visit the hall the day of the Ball; there are usually tickets available there that people who can't attend are trying to sell.
  • November 08, 2014
    • A block of rooms with group rates for the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball have been reserved at Hampton Inn & Suites Baton Rouge Downtown for January 30, 2015 - February 01, 2015. The special room rate will be available until January 12th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.  However, the group rate may still be available after the cut-off date, depending on availability.  Make your reservations using this link:  Booking Link
  • November 05, 2014
    • The 2015 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball applications were emailed to the contact person of last year's parading krewes Monday, November 3rd. If you have not received yours please use the contact page to contact the website administrator.