Krewes of Galatea, Amani plan Saturday parties
Carnival season in the Tri-City area is in full swing with three Mardi Gras balls held and five more on tap. Six parades will be held from Feb. 28 through Fat Tuesday, March 4.
On Saturday, the Krewe of Galatea will celebrate 45 years. Also holding a ball Saturday is the Krewe of Amani.
Officials from each krewe remind ball patrons that events begin promptly as scheduled and all viewers should be seated prior to the published start times.
Krewe of Galatea
The women’s Krewe of Galatea will celebrate its 45th year with a coronation at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. This is an invitation-only event.
Making an appearance will be Queen and King of Galatea XLIV Mrs. Charlie Solar Sr. and Herbert J. Adams Jr.
Galatea will host its annual parade at 2 p.m. March 2 in Morgan City. The procession will organize on Second Street in Morgan City under the U.S. 90 Grizzaffi Bridge and proceed north to Onstead Street, Sixth Street, Marguerite Street (where a toast will take place at the reviewing stand), Ninth Street, Clothilde Street and Victor II Boulevard, ending at the auditorium.
Krewe of Amani
The Krewe of Amani will also hold a tableau Saturday. The event at the Patterson Area Civic Center has floor seating for $20 with tickets available from krewe members. Balcony viewing for the 8 p.m. coronation is $5.
Saying farewell will be King and Queen Amani XVI Kenyon Allen and Amber Grogan.
Amani will hold its Lundi Gras parade at 2 p.m. March 3. The procession will line up at Patterson High School and proceed down La. 182 (Main Street) and end at the Place Norman Shopping Center.
Krewe of Dionysus
On Feb. 22, the Krewe of Dionysus will present its 35th coronation at the Berwick Civic Complex. An 8 p.m. start is planned for the invitation-only event. Balcony viewing is available free to the public.
Bidding adieu will be King and Queen Dionysus XXXIV Mark Seibert and Destini Barrilleaux.
This year’s alternating Dionysus parade will be held at 2 p.m. March 1 in Berwick.
The procession will line up on Gilmore Drive and turn left on John Street, right on Robichaux Street, right on Mount Street, left on Gilmore, right on La. 182, right on Tournament Boulevard, right on Fairview then right on Pattie Drive where it will disband at Berwick Junior High School.
Anyone wishing to place a unit in the Dionysus parade should contact Roddy Richard, 985-498-0118 or Dale Tompkins, 985-518-3274. All units must be registered.
Dionysus will hold an After Parade Dance. Tickets are $10 and available from any board member. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Krewe of Hannibal
Also on Feb. 22, the Krewe of Hannibal will host its 34th ball at 8 p.m. at the auditorium. Floor seating is invitation only. Balcony viewing is $5.
Saying farewell will be King and Queen Hannibal XXXIII Patrick M. LaSalle and Terez J. Boston.
Krewe members will parade with Dionysus.
Krewe of Hephaestus
The Krewe of Hephaestus, the oldest local krewe, will hold the last coronation court in the Tri-City area at 8 p.m. March 1 at the auditorium. This invitation-only event has free balcony viewing for the public.
Making an appearance will be King and Queen Hephaestus LIII Kenneth Cefalu and Abigail Conrad.
Hephaestus will parade Fat Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Morgan City.
The parade will organize at the corner of Sixth and Sycamore streets in Morgan City, proceed down Sixth Street to Marguerite Street, Ninth Street, Clothilde Street, and Victor II Boulevard, ending at the auditorium.
The Siracusa/Greenwood Mardi Gras Parade will also be held Fat Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Siracusa Subdivision near Morgan City.
Participants will line up on Siracusa Road at 1 p.m. and proceed to James Street and Grace Street before ending at the Siracusaville Recreation Center.
Anyone wishing to participate or for information call Leroy Trim or Kimberlin Frank at 985-385-4224, or Mary Jones at 985-519-6971. Applications may be picked up at Siracusa Recreation Center, 1110 Grace St., Siracusa Subdivision. Entry is free.
—Krewe of Adonis: Friday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m., Morgan City.
—Krewe of Dionysus: Saturday, March 1, 2 p.m., Berwick.
—Krewe of Galatea: Sunday, March 2, 2 p.m., Morgan City.
—Krewe of Amani: Monday, March 3, 2 p.m., Patterson.
—Krewe of Hephaestus: Tuesday, March 4, 2 p.m., Morgan City.
—Siracusa/Greenwood Parade: Tuesday, March 4, 2 p.m., Siracusa Subdivision.