Cocktail Party: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 7:00pm
Our Cocktail Party will again be held at Treasures of Marilyn's, 3510 5th Avenue.
Hors d'oeuvres will be provided from 8:00 - 10:00.
Black Tie/Cocktail Attire
Friday, February 14, 2020 - Decorating For Ball - 6:00 until
Buccaneer Room, Lake Charles Civic Center. 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 15, 2020 - Costume Ball! - Band is the Three-Thirty-Seven.
Buccaneer Room, Lake Charles Civic Center. 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.
Civic Center Notice: The Civic Center now prohibits both confetti and glitter from being used at balls and it will not be allowed to be brought in. In our Civic Center contract it states: "These products stain and damage floors and cause excessive cleaning. You will be charged to have the floors repaired if damaged." CONFETTI WILL NOT BE ALLOWED! Security will be checking before you are allowed to enter and will confiscate items not allowed, so just don't bring them. Security officers will walk through the Buccaneer Room to collect any confetti tubes prior to the presentation. This is Civic Center policy.
The Krewe pays a food fee so our 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. Note that when the Buccaneer room is cleaned by Civic Center staff, any bottles found without corkage stickers will be charged back to the Krewe so do not remove the stickers. Please follow Civic Center policies and respect your fellow members so that the Krewe is not penalized.
No wrapped gifts will be allowed, so use gift bags instead.
A copy of the Civic Center's 2020 Alcohol Rules and Regulations 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.
Costumes and wrist bands are required! Remember to wear your wristband, put it on while getting dressed so you don't forget it.
Krewe Members and Guests
Gumbo Cookoff: February 22, 2020
Amateur and professional teams will stir up hundreds of gallons of rich, spicy gumbo and serve it at the Cajun Extravaganza and Gumbo Cook-off, which is a Mardi Gras tradition among krewes, professionals and amateurs in Southwest Louisiana. The event is a must-be-there mix of award winning food, floor-stomping music, and the down-home spirit of Mardi Gras. Our own team of seasoned experts will be cooking chicken & sausage gumbo. They will be trying to score that 1st Place trophy again so wear your Krewe shirts and come on out and cheer them on!
Admission is $5, and children 5 and under are admitted free and you get to eat as much gumbo as you want. Gumbo contestants begin cooking at 7:30 a.m., doors open at 8 a.m. and judging is at 11:30 a.m., with gumbo served immediately afterward until 1:30 p.m. There are three categories: chicken and sausage, seafood and wild game, and there are amateur and professional divisions.
Children’s Parade: February 23, 2020
Royal Gala: February 24, 2020
Mardi Gras Day: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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 Chris Owen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Lafleur: email@example.com
Robbie Ortego: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joan Bloomfield: email@example.com
Donnie Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alicia LeBlanc: email@example.com
Keith Green: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chad Bertrand: email@example.com
Tina Reggie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clarice LaFosse: email@example.com
Summer Boudreaux: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.