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|Treasures of the Isle starts Mardi Gras season with Feb. 1 ball|
|January 31, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - Treasures Of The Isle Prepares FOR Breakfast At Tiffany’s, the theme for their Seventh annual ball Feb. 1. The Orange Beach Event Center will magically transport guests and members to New York’s Central Park where they will enjoy more than breakfast at Tiffany’s; they will be honoring two of their jewels, Queen Jane Woolwine and King John Hicks. The evening will begin with a traditional tableau and presentations followed by gourmet dining and dancing to the sounds of Vince Vance and the Vallants. The ball will be the start of the Treasures of the IsleMardi Gras season with the conclusion of Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday, March 4 – when the Treasures will participate in the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Goodwill parades. Float chairman, Lonnie Jones and his team will have less than six hours to embellish three floats with Mardi Gras flair and colorful banners proudly displaying the brilliantly designed logo of the Treasures of the Isle. Queen Jane will reign from the first level of her richly adorned two level float. Float Captain Carolyn Boe and her 21 krewe members will be eagerly throwing beads, stuffed animals, cups, footballs and moon pies to the residents, children and visitors lining the parade routes. The King’s float will find King John reigning from the upper level of his float. King John will be joined by his captain, Philip Baker and their Krewe of 18 throwing to the crowd requesting beads, toys, footballs and pies. New to our entourage will be a third float. Papa Smurf will be floating with the group and his captain, Emily Mitchell and her Krewe of 14 will be adding to the merriment by encouraging the crowds along the way to dance to the popular tunes coming from the speakers as they are grabbing for thrown treasures. The veteran Krewe members have commented that all the parades are as much fun for them as for the pedestrians catching the generously thrown goodies, but especially rewarding is the Goodwill parade to Day Break Senior Day Care, Foley High School Magnolia Room, and Golden Living Nursing Home. Mardi Gras is a deeply rooted, unique celebration started more than a century ago in Mobile which gained worldwide fame because of the New Orleans celebrations. We are pleased to share this coastal celebration with our local population and especially our winter visitors. The TOIs would like to thank our sponsors, Kaiser Realty, Anchor Title, SeaMitchell Realty, Brett Robinson, Kaiser Realty, Gulf Beach Rentals, Performance Rehab Assoc., and Art Center of Orange Beach for helping make this a great year and for helping us support our local charity, Youth-ReachGulfCoast. For more information, visit Treasures of the Isle online and like us on Facebook.|