The twelfth annual Grand Bal' for Minden's Krewe des' Ambassadeurs is slated for this Friday night at Diamond Jacks Casino in Bossier City.
This year's Mardi Gras extravaganza, titled "Love is in the Air," will be held in the Crown Bal Room of the Bossier casino. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with court presentation to follow at 8.
Attire is black tie and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $70. For ticket information contact Mahala Hutto at 560-4135.
The Grand Bal' is the highlight of the Mardi Gras season for the local krewe. This event is followed by a Cochon de Lait in early summer where new members are recruited and the theme for the upcoming Mardi Gras season is announced. The Coronation for incoming royalty is held annually in August or September.
Krewe members will be busy all weekend as the annual Minden Mardi Gras parade follows the Grand Bal.' The Mardi Gras parade is slated for Saturday (see route on page 2). Start time for the parade is 5:30 p.m.