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(This page updated on a fairly regular basis during Mardi Gras season)

Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 7 - 11pm - Membership Party - Members Only
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

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, 11am-3pm - 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.

December 1-3, 2017 - Bus Trip to San Antonio
Clickety click HERE to download the PDF file containing all the information, time schedule and hotel reservation forms.

NOTICE:
The 2017 Bus Trip to San Antonio is now open to individuals outside the Krewe du Lac Membership. If you have an individual or couple who wishes to participate – or if you are a member and have not sent in your information - please text or call Robyn at 337.912.8712 with names so that they may be added to the list.
The due date of Oct 20, 2017 still applies for the receipt of travel funds, which may be mailed to the address on the form. The hotel will be paid upon arrival on Dec 1st. You may send in your funds now and they will be held for the October 20th deposit.

If you have any questions about the bus trip, please contact Robyn Settoon at 337-912-8712 or by email at: rblejune@yahoo.com

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 2018 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
Photographer available
Members only, black tie optional

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 1pm to 5pm - Ball Decorations Making Workday
We will be having a Ball Decorations Making workday on January 21 at 1pm.
The address is 121 E. Napoleon in Sulphur.
It's a lot of fun and the more people that show up, the quicker it gets done so please come help out.
Also this are how you really get to know Krewe members, make new friends and become part of the family. Plus, you'll be proud of your accomplishments, knowing you did your part to help the Krewe.

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 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.
Krewe Members

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - Our Annual Costume Ball! - 6pm 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 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. 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 9, 2018 - Mardi Gras Merchants' Parade - Starts at 7:00 PM
Location: Downtown/Midtown Lake Charles
Local business leaders and social organizations take to the streets on festive Mardi Gras floats from the Lake Charles Civic Center to Ryan Street, ending at Sale Road.
Although this is not an official Krewe du Lac function, the Merchant's Parade is a fun parade for the whole family. If you're looking for a good place to watch it, why don't you come join a big bunch of our Krewe buddies at Cooler's Ice House, 3622 Ryan St. If you get there early, you can back your pickup or SUV near the street to sit in back with the kids or bring lawn chairs to set up next to the sidewalk. The adults can socialize in the warmth and smoke free atmosphere of Coolers and then go out to the street when the parade gets there. Another benefit of Coolers is that they have clean rest rooms... and cold beer!

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.

The public gets to try a bowl from every pot of chicken and sausage, seafood or wild game gumbo in a hot contest of more than 60 teams on Saturday, February 10, at the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Hall from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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.
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. In addition to scrumptious food, there will be festive music.
There are three categories: chicken and sausage, seafood and wild game, and there are amateur and professional divisions.
Admission is $5

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.

Krewe du Lac's Parade Float Guidelines 2018

Children's Parade – February 11, loading at 12 noon

1. Cost to ride is $5 per child, adults ride free. You will not be considered until payment for each child is received by Joan Bloomfield in person or by mail. All registered to ride children must be 3 – 21 years old to ride.
2. We will be loading the float in the parking lot next to the McNeese Alumni Center at 12:00 pm and ONLY after the DJ has been able to set up their equipment. No one will be allowed to board the floats before this time.
3. There are no assigned or designated areas for anyone including court members. This parade is for the children and both floats will be loaded according to who is in line and present when loading begins.
4. There is NO ALCOHOL allowed on either float for this parade. There will be drinks for the kids on the floats.
5. The floats are limited to 40 CHILDREN per float. We would like to have 2 children/1 adult. ONLY the children are allowed to be at the railings. Adults will stand behind the kids.
6. Once there are a total of 80 children signed up to ride, the registration will close.
7. Beads are not furnished, so bring your own beads and throws.
8. You can bring a milk crate, nothing larger, for the kids to stand on.
9. Everyone must wear a costume or Krewe t-shirt.
10. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and juice will be provided at the Civic Center for all riders.

Please send all registration money to Joan in person or by mail:

Joan Bloomfield
5614 Joli Bois Drive,
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Contact number: 568-8978 or 274-9977

Make checks payable to Krewe du Lac

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 12, 2018 - Royal Gala
The Cinderella night of Mardi Gras manifests on Mardi Gras eve with a lavish promenade of more than 60 krewes’ royalty. This display of kings and queens, royal dukes and duchesses, captains, courtesans, and jesters in museum quality costumes will be in full display, complete with music and dancing for everyone at the second largest Mardi Gras in Louisiana.
Tickets are $6 in advance, $7 at the door, children under 5 are free. 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.

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!

Krewe du Lac's Parade Float Guidelines 2018

Krewe of Krewes Parade – February 13, loading at 2:30 pm

1. Adults only. Cost to ride is $15 per adult. No one under the age of 21 is allowed to ride in this parade. You are not considered registered to ride until payment is received by Joan Bloomfield, in person or by mail.
2. We will begin loading the float in the parking lot next to the McNeese Alumni Center at 2:30 pm and leave for the Civic Center at 3 pm. No one will be allowed to board the floats until after the DJ has set up their equipment.
3. Registration will be limited to 50 person maximum on the Membership float and is on a 1st come/1st serve basis only. Registration will close after all 50 slots have been filled.
4. Beer, water and soft drinks will be provided.
5. Beads are not furnished, so bring your beads and throws.
6. Everyone must be in costume.

Please send all registration money to Joan in person or by mail:

Joan Bloomfield
5614 Joli Bois Drive,
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Contact number: 568-8978 or 274-9977

Make checks payable to Krewe du Lac

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: leducs12@aol.com
Jon Lafleur: envtaz@yahoo.com
Celeste Stephens: cstephens7683@yahoo.com
Chris Owen: jchrisowen@gmail.com
Mickey Conner: mickey.conner@yahoo.com
Robyn Settoon: robyn.settoon@ffbla.com
Robbie Ortego: rjaortego@suddenlink.net
Joan Bloomfield: tim.joan@suddenlink.net
Donnie Martin: martin.donnie@gmail.com
Alicia LeBlanc: aliciacarlin_21@yahoo.com
Keith Green: wkgreen57@yahoo.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.

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