Royalty chosen to preside over the Mardi Gras Masquarade

January 27, 2016  |  by Bonifas Arts Center

A King and Queen have been chosen for the Bonifas Mardi Gras Masquerade. June Klees will serve as Queen. Al Hansen, King.

They will preside over the Feb. 5 Mardi Gras celebration at the Bonifas.

Toasting the new royalty were Sue Roll, Tim Wilson, Jason Dandson, Pasqua Warstler, Tom England, Lynn Soderberg and Christina Carlin. They celebrated with the traditional King Cake.

The King Cake is thought to have been brought to New Orleans from France in 1870. The oval-shaped pastry is decorated in the royal colors of purple, green and gold to signify justice, faith and power. Hidden in the cake were coins, pecans or beans. Today, tradition includes a tiny baby to represent Jesus. The person with the piece of King Cake with the baby is named "King" for the day.

Finding the baby Jesus in our King Cake was Lynn Soderberg. Congratulations Lynn!

Mardi Gras is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday. We are celebrating Feb. 5. Join us. Get your tickets »

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