Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
A boisterous Acadiana contingent brought a generous dose of Cajun hospitality to the Washington, D.C., Mardi Gras celebration at the Washington Hilton. Lafayette’s suite was the place to be for fabulous food and live music by Walter Jr. Too bad one pugnacious porker tried to put a damper on the party by slinging spiteful sludge against this publication (can anybody guess who that was?). But the festivities carried on, continuing from mimosas at breakfast to post-party suite soirees lasting into the wee hours.
Beloved cartoon characters including Shrek and Fiona, Fred and Wilma Flintstone, Charlie Brown and Lucy, Popeye and Olive Oyl, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner and Roger and Jessica Rabbit bombarded spectators with beads at the Krewe of Triton Ball & Mini Parade at the Cajundome. And, because we all know that what happens during Mardi Gras stays at the ball, That’s All, Folks!
(1) Former U.S. Sen. John Breaux plays the washboard (2) David Mannella and U.S. Sen. David Vitter (3) Bernard Geenen, Gregg Gothreaux, Joey Durel and Dee Stanley (4) Dale E. Miniex, Stephanie Morris, Dawn Reed and Lisa Walker 5) Jean Coluzzi, Stephen Cox and George Rodrigue (6) Tyron and Elizabeth Picard
(7) Walter Jr. and Chalan Thibodeaux
(8) U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany and Princess Ashley Schneider
(9) Bobby Short (10) Elizabeth Hill and Jon Ellis (11) Gail and Jeff Rhoades (12) King Triton Steve Venetis (13) Mark and Nicole Richard (14) Matt Fontenot and Mandy Simon (15) King Triton XIII Peter C. Piccione Jr. (16) Queen Triton Michelle Merrill
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