By Flora Roberts and Theresa Schmidt
Mardi Gras is in full swing for senior citizens in Calcasieu Parish who passed a real good time at the 15th Krewe of the Golden Years ball. The annual event is held at the Lake Charles Civic Center.
Older folks from Calcasieu came out for Mardi Gras fun senior citizen style at the Krewe of the Golden Years ball. King Gabriel the 15th is Jerry Hansen with his beautiful queen Jeanette. All compete for a glimpse of royalty and local dignitaries offer a toast. But the ordinary folk want to join in too. It couldn't happen without the Council on Aging staff who show their spirit. CCOA Director Toni Caraway says her staff knows how to work hard and play hard.
Soon everybody's dancing, first the "Chick Dance," and the seniors proved you're never too old to learn a new step. Should've seen 'em learn "The Cupid Shuffle."