L' espirit de la Lousiane Mardi Gras Ball
February 11th • The Old Post Offi ce Pavilion
The spirit of Mardi Gras came alive in the Old Post Offi ce Pavilion
when the Louisiana State Society threw a masquerade-themed ball in the midst
of a snowstorm. The historic stucture's acoustics provided the perfect venue for
the band—Louisiana's own Rockin's Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters. The raw
bar was fl own in by the Louisiana Oyster Task Force and Acme Oyster of New
All profi ts from the event were donated to the Louisiana
Disaster Recovery Foundation. Carling Dinkler, President of the LSS noted,
"We want to remind people that Louisiana is still struggling in the attermath of
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, but we will be back and will continue to celebrate
the wonderful things like Mardi Gras that make us unique."
people attended including Reps. Charlie Melancon and Rodney Alexander of
Lousiana and former Senator John Breaux of Louisiana, who acted as emcee.
PHOTOS BY JONAH KOCH