David Hedgepeth and Melinda Maxwell will be crowned King and Queen of the 16th Annual Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball and NCLAC Silent Auction during the festivities on February 7, 2015, at 7PM at the Ruston Civic Center. Dukes and Duchesses will be: Sandra and Charles Hart for Dixie Center for the Arts; Amanda and Henry McCoy for NCLAC; Shirley and Randall Barron for Ruston Community Theatre; Brittany and Travis Napper for Ruston Civic Symphony Society; and Rachel and Josh Shirley for Troupe Dixie. Bank of Ruston will again be Title Sponsor, and a good time will be had by all! SAVE THE DATE! Get ready to participate in some fun events and to dance the night away to the music of the Buddy Terzia Band.
Tickets are $40 for those 40 and under, $60 for those 41 and over, and tables of 8 (or less) can be reserved by calling Libby at (318)255-1450 starting January 5, 2015 from 9AM to 3PM. All tickets will include 2 free drink tickets for wine or beer. Linda Peevy will cater some of her gourmet delights, and Kevin Hawkins Photography will preserve the moment in all your finery for $15 per photo, a portion of which will go to DCA.
Those wishing to decorate their tables can vie for prize money by paying a $40 entry fee per table. Get some friends to participate and see who can create the most unique and/or beautiful table for the competition. The theme this year is “The Arts”, so the sky is the limit! The more patrons who enter, the bigger the prize when the judging is done later in the evening...you may pick up “decorating guidelines” and pay the entry fee when you purchase your tickets, and all entries must be paid no later than Monday, Feb. 2 at noon. Tables must be decorated on Saturday, February 7, from 9AM to 2PM. For more information call Larry Jarrell at (318)255-4697.
Additional sponsorships are available, and a sponsorship of $250 comes with two complimentary tickets; the $500 level comes with four tickets. All Sponsors will be listed in the Ball Program and other articles promoting the Ball.
NCLAC accepts cash, check, or cards for auction purchases. Once again, this is a fundraiser for the Dixie Sustaining Building Fund, so bring extra cash for all the fun, such as photos, additional cocktails, and raffles. Chances will be sold to win a festive “Booze Barrow” or a “Wine Wagon” at $5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20. Wine and beer may be purchased for $3.00 each and mixed drinks for $5.00 NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK may be brought into the Civic Center.
Laissez les bon temps rouler!!