Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 7 - 11pm - Membership Party
Please join us in kicking off a new Mardi Gras season!
This year's theme is Glowing Into 35 Years! Come join us under the black lights with your glow sticks and glow-in-the-dark get-up and have a great time.
There will be food, music, games, as we glow into our 35th year as a krewe.
Place: CFMA Building – 3481 E. Prien Lake Rd. Lake Charles, LA 70615
Date: August 26, 2017
Time: 7pm – 11pm
There will be a silent auction for a Krewe fundraiser and Krewe merchandise to purchase.
The party is a pot luck set up. The krewe provides the meat and rice dressing for the night, so here is a list of items, by last name, if you are able to bring a dish:
A-F: side dishes of a favorite family recipe (beans, casseroles, potatoes)
G-L: salads (green, potato, or pasta)
M-P: appetizers, boudin, homemade dips, stuffed breads
Q-Z: fruit or vegetable tray, deserts
The Krewe will provide meat and rice dressing for the night.
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - Family Fall Fest
Our Family Fall Fest will be happening at Pinderosa Park in Westlake. Click this link for a map Bring your kids and grandkids, your lawn chairs and drinks. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and chips will be provided free of charge. There will be games for both the kids and the adults, a petting zoo, fun jumps and slides. Kona Ice will also be there with sweet treats and Krewe merchandise will be available for purchase. So come on out and join us for a fabulous day of food, fun and friendship! Krewe Members and Family.
January 6, 2018 - 12th Night, Civic Center
Doors open at 6pm, festivities begin at 7pm. The official kick-off of the Mardi Gras season is the 12th Night Parade Extravaganza in the Lake Charles Civic Center. The 12th Night celebration is always 12 days after Christmas and features the last glittering promenade of more than 60 krewes and ushering in the 2017 season. Please wear your Krewe shirts and come on out and catch up with old friends and join us in cheering on our own King and Queen! There will also be great door prizes, music and dancing!
Tickets may be purchased in advance at the following locations: Joseph's Electric, Gordon's Drug Store, Moss Bluff Flower Shop, Hamilton House in Sulphur and Party Time Store on Lake Street. Tickets are $6 in advance, $7 at the door, children under 5 are free.
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 7pm - Cocktail Party
Our Cocktail Party will again be held at Treasures of Marilyn's, 3510 5th Avenue. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided from 8:00 - 10:00. Cash bar. Music will be by Upscale Productions
Members only, black tie optional
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 6:00 - Decorating For Ball
Buccaneer Room, Lake Charles Civic Center - 6:30pm until. Please come join in the fun and help decorate for the Ball. Krewe du Lac merchandise will be available for purchase. PLEASE NOTE that children are welcome, but MUST BE SUPERVISED at all times Friday night and must be kept on the 3rd floor of the CC and be watched. We cannot have them visiting other floors since other Krewes are getting ready for their Balls also.
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - Our Annual Costume Ball!
Buccaneer Room, Lake Charles Civic Center Music will be by The Mixed Nuts Costume and wrist band required! Doors will open at 6:00 pm and close promptly at 7:00 for the duration of the Court Presentation which begins at 7:15. During the Presentation, no one may enter and the bar will be closed. The Krewe pays a food fee so the members are welcome to bring in their own food, but a corkage fee for all alcohol brought in MUST be paid and all the bottles stamped. The Civic Center is very strict about this and fines of $250 can be assessed for liquor which is "sneaked" in under costumes. No wrapped gifts will be allowed, so use gift bags instead. A copy of the Civic Center's Alcohol Regulations and rules regarding ice and gift wrapping as well as corkage fees can be downloaded HERE. Here are the Cash Bar Prices as well as the Liquor by the Bottle prices. Police officers will be checking alcohol and wristbands before allowing anyone entrance into the Ball. A cash bar will be available.
Mavy Ducote Photography will be taking photos during the night, so get yourselves and your groups memorialized with a photo. Click here to get a pdf copy of Mavy's photo price list
Costume and wrist band required! Remember to wear your wristband, put it on while getting dressed so you don't forget it.
Krewe Members and Guests -
February 10, 2018 - World Famous Cajun Extravaganza/Gumbo Cook-Off, Civic Center, 8am - 2pm
Admission is $5, and children 5 and under are admitted free and you get to eat as much gumbo as you want.
February 11, 2018 - Children's Parade
Sunday the Children's Parade rolls down Ryan beginning at 3:30 pm.
Come on out and join your Krewe friends at the parking lot of Flavin Realty, 3221 Ryan St., for a laid back, relaxing day of socializing and watching the parade. The Krewe's BBQ wagon will be there and if you would like to, you're welcome to bring and burn your own fast cooking food. Don't forget to pack a lawn chair or two.
Since Dan Flavin has been gracious enough to allow us to again setup at the Flavin Realty parking lot, PLEASE do your part and keep the grounds as clean as possible. We are responsible for cleaning up afterwards, so try to pick up any trash you see on the ground.
February 13, 2018 - Mardi Gras Day! Parking lot of Flavin Realty, 3221 Ryan St.
Tuesday is Mardi Gras, the big day, all day! Our Krewe will again have a secured area in the parking lot of Flavin Realty, 3221 Ryan St. The BBQ wagon will be fired up and available for people who want to bring & burn their own fast cooking food. A D.J. will be playing your favorite tunes for those who want to dance and we'll be toasting our new Best Court Ever! We'll also have samples of grilled sausage, boudin and/or other goodies throughout the morning. We will be cooking up a big pot of The World's Best Gumbo to help keep you warm for a $1 donation.
You are encouraged to bring a side dish, dessert or snack to share with others too. So pack up your ice chests and lawn chairs and come out and enjoy the parade and the fellowship of Krewe membership!
Since Dan Flavin has been gracious enough to allow us to again setup in his parking lot, PLEASE do your part and keep the grounds as clean as possible. We are responsible for cleaning up afterwards, so try to pick up any trash you see on the ground. Any volunteers who can help take down the plastic fence and pack up the BBQ wagon after the parade is over would also be greatly appreciated!Krewe Members & Guests. If you have any questions concerning the Krewe or any of our events scheduled, below is the list of the hard working board members who are always more than happy to help you out:
Captain Colvin LeDoux: email@example.com
Jon Lafleur: firstname.lastname@example.org
Celeste Stephens: email@example.com
Chris Owen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mickey Conner: email@example.com
Robyn Settoon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robbie Ortego: email@example.com
Joan Bloomfield: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donnie Martin: email@example.com
Alicia LeBlanc: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Green: email@example.com
Email Notices: I send out email notices to our members throughout the year, announcing upcoming events, special projects we'll be working on, members who have passed away and other important Krewe notices that usually aren't in the Newsletters. If you are not receiving them or would like me to send it to an additional email address, please send an email to: and ask that your name be added to the list.