Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mardi Gras and Yachty Gras


Mardi Gras Dance with the French people
There’s a new venue for  a  Mardi Gras party around here, and besides Jackie Callier and the Cajun Cousins, you can get gumbo and potato salad and even donate blood. Talk about a one-stop event. The Cajun French Music Association of Louisiana Golden Triangle Chapter will have its annual Mardi Gras dance on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 6621 W. Port Arthur Road.
Donnie Dunk says doors will open at 6 p.m. and the band will play until 11 p.m. Bring your own beverage and get ready for a cake walk, costume contest and whatever else those Cajuns throw out. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Call Jerry Bellot at 409-626-1766 or Tammy Courville at 409-338-1128 for the scoop.

Meet Kayla
So I’m visiting with Kayla Graffagino of Entré Computer Networking and she’s effervescence personified. She mentioned she’d never been to our Mardi Gras, but had been to “Yachty Gras” in Kemah. What? It’s parades on yachts, going on Jan. 29-Feb. 8. I don’t mind telling y’all about it, because you can go to this “Chance of the Sea” party, and still make it to Mardi Gras in Port Arthur from Feb. 12-15.
Here’s another cool thing about Kayla. She in charge of the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and would love YOU to volunteer. Not only do we get to spread the good news of great business in Port Arthur, we get to wear really cool blue jackets. Kayla would love you to call her at 409-999-0012 if you’d like to get in on this deal.

 Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas
Visit the Mardi Gras Store in about a week for your beads, etc. bring all your friends out to the parades. The decorate your own free umbrella for the Umbrella Brigade Parade ought to bring out our creative sides. Gumbo cooks are on the competitive alert, too. Call the festival office at
409-721-8717 for more info. 
Contact Darragh at darraghcastillo@icloud.com

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