This past Friday night, I had the pleasure of being invited to the first Mardi Gras ball of the 2014 season. The Krewe of Elders may be for people over the age of 40, but don’t let the word ‘elders’ fool you; this is one krewe that knows how to party!

The Krewe of Elders' ball was held at the Cross Lake American Legion. The theme this year was “Let’s Have a Ball,” and that’s exactly what they did.

After the tableau, the Eric Craig Band kept the party going with awesome tunes for all ages.

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