Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wanted: Families and visitors for festival fun

Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas has been filling Port Arthur with color and beads for 20 years, and Wayne Toups will again be a headliner during festival weekend, Feb. 16-19.

Over in Nederland, the close-knit Nederland Heritage Festival community has already kicked off their season, naming Brent Weaver as Mr. Nederland. This gang always fills the festival office on Boston Avenue with supporters who know supporting fun in Nederland translates into goodwill and good dollars for the community.

Poor Wanda Hollier had to confess to big-time “lying” to keep Shannon Hemby from knowing the annual program was dedicated to her, which is a huge Nederland honor.

“Wanted: For a Good Time” is the theme in Nederland, with the big weekend set for March 16-18. But they’re not done then. A golf tournament is set for April.

Mardi Gras spirit

Jan Walker reminds revelers that Spirit of Mardi Gras is the theme for Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas and Krewe of Aurora. The focus is on traditional symbols.

They “plan on going all out this year,” she said, and hinted at prized Zulu coconuts.

Apparently, they don’t mind making New Orleans runs for research. What dedication.

Psychadelic Fantasy

Jody Holton is beside herself with excitement over Krewe Mon Ami’s Fantasy Ball and its Psychadelic Fantasy theme, set for Saturday. Wanna come?

We do have a limited amount of tickets for sale at $50. each, contact . It will be a far out evening of peace, love, and dancing to some very groovy tunes,” Holton said.

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