For ticket information, please contact any member of the Donaldsonville Elks Lodge #1153 or Abby Acosta at La Petite Retreat located at 419 Railroad Avenue in Donaldsonville.

Preparations are underway for the 86th annual Donaldsonville Krewe of Elks Mardi Gras Ball.

This event will take place on Saturday, February 23, at the Assumption Parish Community Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the presentation beginning at 7:30 p.m. This year’s ball chairman, Lee Melancon, promises an evening filled with merriment and pageantry as he presents “Elks Goes Godfather.”

Pages and Heralds for this year’s ball are Suzanna Stock, daughter of Edward and Laura Stock; Blaze Albrecht, son of Brian and Liz Fiato Albrecht; Liam Boatman, son of Trevor Boatman and Alayna Charlet; and Anderson Truxillo, son of Joshua and Kimberly Truxillo.

Junior Maids and Dukes will be Reagan Tripode, daughter of Brian Tripode and Amy Tripode; Elijah Allee, son of King Jolly Goodfellow LXXII Stacy and Wendi Allee; Noah Robicheaux, son of Edward and Julie Robicheaux; and Rodney Bennett Vega, son of Past Exhalted Ruler Rodney and Natalie Vega.

For ticket information, please contact any member of the Donaldsonville Elks Lodge #1153 or Abby Acosta at La Petite Retreat located at 419 Railroad Avenue in Donaldsonville.

Contributed by Elks #1153