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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 Orleans.

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."

1300 people attended including Reps. Charlie Melancon and Rodney Alexander of Lousiana and former Senator John Breaux of Louisiana, who acted as emcee.




Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters
Angie Ferrell, Maggie Toepffer and Jessica

George and Jerry Gaginis
Jennifer Cook and Bernie Cook

Laura Rosche and Chris Condeluci
Kyle Ruckert, Carissa Graves, Ron Bartek and Raychel Bartek


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