Mardi Gras Spotlight: The Krewe Of Atlas
As past royalty for the Krewe of Atlas (Duchess of Lagniappe IV), I feel uniquely qualified to shed some light on this truly unique and special krewe.
The Krewe of Atlas is the youngest in the Ark-La-Tex (est. 2006), but if there's one thing they're known for, is throwing an insane party! Atlas will celebrate Mardi Gras this Saturday as they present their 6th Grand Bal showcasing both the krewe and this year's royalty! I'll be your hostess with the mostess, so look forward to some awkward gaffs... not on the scale of the Golden Globes or anything... mainly because there won't be censors present! The bal and tableau are this Saturday, January 18th at Sam's Town Casino. Doors open at 6:30pm with tableau at 7pm. Dinner will follow the presentation. Tickets are $65 and the event is formal. We will (of course) be on hand for the festivities so make sure keep checking back for pictures and make sure you listen Friday as we'll have some of the krewe members in studio to talk about all things Atlas!
If you're looking for a Mardi Gras home, Atlas just might be for you! In addition to having a good time, the krewe also focuses on charitable endeavors and supports organizations like Grace Home, the Philadelphia Center, the Bossier Arts Council, the Northwest Louisiana Food Bank, the Pink Party and Seeds for Peace. They also participate in Run or Dye as well as the Walk to End Alzheimer's.
More from the Krewe of Atlas:
The Krewe of Atlas is Shreveport-Bossier’s newest Mardi Gras Krewe. Our krewe is founded on the principles of equality for all. We believe Mardi Gras is something that should be celebrated by everyone! Atlas holds the world on his shoulders.
The exclusive purpose of the Krewe of Atlas will be to bring today’s modern cultural diversity to the time honored traditions and festivities of Mardi Gras in the Shreveport and Bossier Communities and to encourage camaraderie and fellowship by providing an opportunity to support the work of local charities and nonprofit organizations. To that end we commit our time and talents to bringing Mardi Gras to the masses and to remaining a constant ally of the nonprofit community worldwide.
The Krewe of Atlas is Shreveport-Bossier’s newest Mardi Gras Krewe. Our krewe is founded on the principles of equality for all. We believe Mardi Gras is something that should be celebrated by everyone! Atlas holds the world on his shoulders. The world encompasses people from all walks of life, as does our krewe.
Our krewe makes its primary goal to give back to the community in which we are founded, the Ark-La-Tex.
As a new krewe we are currently recruiting members. You do not have to know anything about Mardi Gras to come and have a good time! Our krewe does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or income. If you are interested in having a good time and becoming part of the Mardi Gras community then we want you!! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!