The week previous to last week's ice storm, I was asked by Vantage Health to be filmed giving a lecture on the history of Mardi Gras in Monroe. It premiered last Friday on Facebook and was placed on their YouTube channel as well. Check it out! https://youtu.be/rcPIgIGRJig
Just a heads-up! Tomorrow morning at 10:30 on the Ouachita Parish Facebook page, I will be going live to talk about the history of Mardi Gras in Monroe! I'll touch on the Mardi Gras Ball in 1869, the XYZ club parades of the 30's and 40's all the way up to the Krewes of Janus … Continue reading History of Mardi Gras in Monroe program tomorrow!
Continuing on from yesterday's topic, Each year's parade has an overall "theme". The themes are suggested and voted on by krewe members years in advance. No two year's themes are alike. Each float has to go along with that year's theme. Here are the past years parades and their themes: Krewe of Janus 1984: Gateways … Continue reading Krewe Themes
Tis the season in Louisiana! The Krewe of Janus rolls tomorrow, and I thought I would provide a list of the past kings and queens since the beginning in 1984! Here is a list of all 37 years: 1984 - Creighton Chandler and Kay LaFrance I 1984 - 1985 - Don Domangue and C. Ann … Continue reading Krewe of Janus Kings and Queens