Music theme of Rotary’s 63rd Mardi Gras pageant
ST. MARTINVILLE – “100 years of music” is the theme of the 63rd annual Rotary Club’s Mardi Gras Ball schedule for Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Cade Civic Center.
Rotarian David Guillet will reign as King Rotary LXIII along with Queen Rotary Anne LXIII Simone Marie Guillot.
A native of Natchitoches, Guillet graduated from Louisiana State University in 1994 with a B.A. degree. The Breaux Bridge resident is a registered financial advisor for Edward Jones Investments, having managed the firm’s Breaux Bridge office for the past six years.
He has served as president of the St. Martinville Rotary Club and was a member of the Breaux Bridge Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors in 2008.
He and his wife Angela, who teaches at Catahoula Elementary School, have two young children, Abigail and Adam.
Miss Guillot is a 2008 honor graduate of Catholic High School in New Iberia and is currently attending the University of Louisiana-Lafayette majoring in health information management. She was named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester.
She is the daughter of Rolland “Porkchop” and Arlene Guillot of St. Martinville and her grandparents are Rotarian Joe and Winona Standridge, the late Marcel Fuselier, and Harold and Eunice Guillot.
A formal dress rehearsal, open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Cade Civic Center. Admission will be $5 for children and $7 for adults.
Saturday’s pageant will also begin at 7 p.m. A dance will follow with music by Sideshow.
Only advance tickets ($25) will be sold and a limited number of reserved tables are still available and may be purchased at the main office of Teche Bank on South Main Street through Friday afternoon. Tickets will not be sold at the door Saturday evening.
The ball serves as the Rotary Club’s main fund raising event of the year, with proceeds used for a number of civic and scholastic projects.