Krewe Mystique Mardi Gras Parade 2012 to benefit American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life

Carnival season is always an excellent time for the Louisiana Ghostbusters to make some tidy donations for our spring charity, Relay for Life.  The charity benefits the American Cancer Society.  Unique opportunities once again presented themselves this past few months leading to Mardi Gras, and though we did get rained out of one appearance, there were still some great things going on.  See the bottom of this blog for an album of images ripe with awesomeness.

 

Manager Jack Dupuy yells at people. Loudly.

 

Perhaps the highlight of our early earnings efforts was the Krewe Mystique Mardi Gras parade in Baton Rouge.  This was our second year to be invited to the parade, and again, the Mardi Gras Krewe was exceptionally generous in offering us a sizeable donation for participating in the parade.  Though we were unable to get our friends from Houston or Mississippi to join us this year, we did have a very strong turnout of a dozen Louisiana Ghostbusters, including 5 eager Rookies!

Working the beads on the Parade Route

This year we added to the vehicle total of Ecto LA-1 and Ecto LA-2 by including a trailor/float behind the Ecto LA-1 with much more beefy a sound system and more space for our brobusters to ride when the walking go tiring.  This is a very long parade, so it was nice to have a readily available ice chest, someone to hand us throws to distribute, and a place to put a generator to power our Ecto accessories and music.

After the parade the gang took a few minutes to meet the rookies over pizza at a nearby sports bar.  Thanks so much for wanting to be a part of the Louisiana Ghostbusters, guys!

 

The following week, LAGB was supposed to participate for our first time in the Krewe of Chewbacchus Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans.  We watched the

Ecto LA-1 and Ecto LA-2 with the new Ecto Float and lots of Ecto stuff in and around em.

weather very closely that day and unfortunately a line of very severe weather cut off most of us from New Orleans without risking very hazardous travel and damaging our props, so we decided not to attend.  We want to thank the Krewe of Chewbaccus for their invitation and gracious offer to make a donation in our name to Relay for Life.  The good news?  One of our member’s family has volunteered to make up the loss of that donation!  Thanks so much to that special someone for your pledge of a donation!  You’re a hero!

 

We also have some very exciting news in the works regarding a very sizeable donation from a location we’ll keep secret for now somewhere down in the Lafourche area.  Stay tuned for that exciting news as it further materializes!

 

If you’d like to help the Louisiana Ghostbusters save the day and bring more birthdays to those battling cancer, please visit our team website HERE where you can join our team to take to the track all night in late April at the Slidell Relay for Life; OR you can make a direct donation to help us reach our goals!

 

Pictured are Justin "Rookie" Broussard, Jack "The Collector" Dupuy, James "Deuce" Gaspard, Randy "Nanu" Fernendez, Joe "The Ancient One" Martin, Nathan "Rookie" Warner, Savann "Mowky" Mok, Amber "Mowky2.0" Broussard, Julie "Killer B" Fabaras, Emily "Tete Rouge" Harris, Scott "Rookie" Boudreaux, and Ben "The Mouth" Langlinais

 

 

Krewe Mystique 2012

LAGB Takes to the streets to bust cancer in Baton Rouge at the oldest Mardi Gras Parade in the State!


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The sillyness.
The sillyness.

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LAGB's Mardi Gras Team for 2012
LAGB's Mardi Gras Team for 2012

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Ben directs the charge. Or at least thinks he is...
Ben directs the charge. Or at least thinks he is...

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Rookie Nathan Warner working the throws.
Rookie Nathan Warner working the throws.

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Joe and Ecto LA-2
Joe and Ecto LA-2

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Mowky beading it up.
Mowky beading it up.

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The Rookie hams it up.
The Rookie hams it up.

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Drivers Justin and Amber Broussard in Ecto LA-1
Drivers Justin and Amber Broussard in Ecto LA-1

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Rookie Scott Boudreaux at the State Capitol
Rookie Scott Boudreaux at the State Capitol

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Jack works the crowd with his bullhorn.
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Rookie Randy Fernendez has mastered the point!
Rookie Randy Fernendez has mastered the point!

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Ben does his fountain scene twirl
Ben does his fountain scene twirl

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Resting our sore feet after a six mile parade in the cold riverside wind
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Parade Setup
Parade Setup

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Julie considered yet another look...
Julie considered yet another look...

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Rookies trying to stay warm!
Rookies trying to stay warm!

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Pants? Where we're going we dont' need pants.
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Mowky in a hoodie.
Mowky in a hoodie.

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Ecto LA-1
Ecto LA-1

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