Twelfth Night will mark the beginning of Mardi Gras

Published 9:16 am Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Former kings and queens of Mardi Gras will be dusting off their costumes and crowns on Saturday for the Twelfth Night dance, the official first party of Mardi Gras in Southeast Texas.

“No party for Mardi Gras can happen until Twelfth Night,” said Kris Adam, Krewe Kaptain of the Krewe of Neptune and an organizer of the event.

In commemoration of the 20th year of Port Arthur Mardi Gras, event organizers will hold a King and Queen Waltz for all former kings and queens who have served at the head of their krewe in the past 20 years at around 7 p.m.

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“They get to prance around one more time before the new royalty is chosen,” said Adam.

The public dance will be held from 6 to 11 a.m. at the Bob Bowers Civic Center located at 3401 Cultural Center Drive in Port Arthur.

No concession stands will be available but guests are encouraged to bring their own food, drinks and tasty beverages. A $1 corking fee will be charged per person with food or drinks at the door.

All seating is table seating.

Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at Ace Hobby, Lucky Liquor, Tuxedo Junction prior to the event or at the door on Saturday evening.

For more information contact Linda Hebert at (409) 962-9860.