Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Peeking Out of Claude, the Louisiana crawfish: MardiGrasMuseum

Louisiana boiled crawfish
Originally uploaded by trudeau.

Says Nikki Neal, of the SBCTB, "The convention and tourist bureau is planning our annual Claude the Cajun Crawfish media event to take place 11 a.m., Feb. 1 at the Ark-La-Tex Mardi Gras Museum.

Every year, Claude predicts our party weather for the Mardi Gras season. (Just like Punxsutawney Phil, only better!) We were wondering if your new marching society would like to be involved in any way.

This event is usually well attended by the media and is an opportunity for us to share information with them about our area Mardi Gras happenings. Plus, it is just a fun way to kick-off the Mardi Gras festivities. In addition to the news portion of our event, we will have some sort of entertainment and food.

We would love to have the members of your society there as friends of Claude and fellow Mardi Gras revelers. Please let me know if you would be interested."

RT: Please email if you can be there.

Neal added, "Also, we are searching for a new voice for Claude to use in a regional radio promotion we are working on. We need somebody that can speak with a Cajun accent."

Nikki Neal
Film and Communications Coordinator
Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau