By Sara Howell-Floyd
It is February in Louisiana which can only mean one thing: it’s Mardi Gras season and time to let the good times roll here in Lincoln Parish.
This year the Krewe of Allegro will be hosting a Mardi Gras Ball taking place on Saturday, Feb. 19. The event will take place at the Ruston Civic Center located at 401 N Trenton St.
Executive Director of the Dixie Center for the Arts Judy Copeland said, “The Dixie Board is glad to bring back the ball again after sitting out last year due to COVID.”
The Ball is open to anyone 21 and over. Tickets are currently on sale at their website kreweofallegro.org. Pricing for the tickets is $65 for an individual or $520 for a table that seats eight. The last chance to buy tickets will be today, Feb. 14.
“We have sold a lot of tables, but still have tables available,” Copeland said. “Valentine’s Day is the latest day to purchase tickets. Tickets to the ball would be a great Valentine’s gift.”
The ball will take place from 6-10 p.m. Guest should look forward to an evening filled with food, entertainment and dancing.
“There will be a nice meal, then there will be a formal presentation of the King and Queen and their Royal Court. Music and dancing will begin immediately following,” Copeland said. “Attendees will be able to take advantage of a fun photo booth, enter for some exciting raffles and a unicyclist juggler as extra entertainment on the sideline.”
The Shreveport Regional Wind Ensemble will provide live music at the event for people to enjoy a fun night of dancing.
“This is a phenomenal band that will keep our guests on the dance floor,” Copeland said. “They play a wide range of music ranging from Bruno Mars to Barbara Streisand. Music for all ages.”
Proceeds for the event will go toward the Dixie’s Sustaining Building fund. So not only will Lincoln Parish residents have the chance to party the night away, but they will be doing so for a good cause.
“The building is in need of washing, brick repair and painting. We are planning on having that work done this summer, so the proceeds from the Ball will go towards those costs,” Copeland said. “This is a great opportunity to dress to the nines while supporting our historical theater.”
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