Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Temporary lapse of sanity: Krewe of Highland bead mavens
The Shreveport parade, he added, "starts moving at 2 pm sharp."
That means some ten jillion strands of beads will be tossed. Many of them will be handed back to the paradees a block later. Recycling is engendered by the presence of some 100 motley marching groups.
"Right now, tickets are available to the Krewe of Highland Masquerade Ball," said Linn. At the ball, Friday, Feb. 4, at 7:30, you can witness the fireworks as Queen Marsha Millican and King Tim Greening - the editor/author of News for Dumb Guys - are crowned. Anticipate celestial masking and fumaceous dancing to R & B singer Dorothy Prime. Miss Prime will be accompanied by piano pounder Steve Ramey and the Blues Jumpers. The ticket includes a considerable array of complimentary comfort food and a cash bar within the stylish walls of the Randall T. Moore mansion.
Tickets to the bal masque and more info: Krewe of Highand's 2005 Captain, Mary Brownfield or any board member. Always available is Columbia Cafe's Matthew Linn - 425-3862.
The parade is followed by the Carnival de Highland, a festival in Highland Park. Headlining the entertainment - from about 3:30 to sunset - will be Dorothy Prime and the Blues Jumpers.
See a parade map at the Highland Area Partnership site.