Saturday, October 27, 2007

B & N's Marion Marks recommends that marchers toss the new Krewe of Highland doubloons

Writes charter member Marion Marks: "We also will be "on board" - am waiting to hear from Matthew Linn about doubloons for the Krewe of Highland - I recommend that those be the trinkets we add to beads or whatever we carry as throws. I'm ready to place an order, but need to know how many we need. It's actually getting close to order time."

At the moment, Marks has only a ball park figure of some $100 per 500 doubloons. There will be an update next week.

Would any of you like to split an order with me?

Says Marks, one side of the doubloon says Krewe of Highland, 08, and the flip side has a logo and the theme for Highland parade number 13: Very Superstitious.

Marion K. Marks
2620 Centenary Blvd #228
Shreveport, LA 71104
(318) 424-0880 C:(318) 349-7063

Blanc et Noir is rolling again . . .

Revelers of the Blanc et Noir and those who'd like to join us,

Happy to say that some members and supporters have given the club an immediate vote of confidence.

Hearty thanks to Nan Massey, David Henington and the King of Highland 08, Bruce Allen. See their encouraging messages below.

Also answering the call was New Orleans jazzman Steve Allen - former Katrina-refugee-Shreveporter - about the possibility of a Crescent City band for our parade.

Robert, You can count on the Massey family to support your endeavor. I am not sure what we owe ($30.00 x 3 = $90.00)? nan

Robert, I will mail in $30 dues. Where to and who to make the check out to?
David Henington

Robert, I'll also join at the $100 level and lend my support as King of Highland XIII.

Bruce Allen
Bruce's Yard & Art Studio
2200 B Barkesdale Blvd.
Bossier City, LA 71112

No money required at the moment, but welcomed. What we need now are pledges of support.

Checks to . . .
Robert Trudeau
912 Monrovia St
Spt 71106

Questions: 318-861-6809 or

Friday, October 26, 2007

Sun, Feb 3, 08, is the Krewe of Highland parade - whether the B & N continues will be based on raising membership numbers and dues money, pdq

Maggie Martin of the Times called today and asked for a B&N press package no later than Nov 30. The Times will run their carnival overview on Dec 23, she said.

I've emailed Daryl Williams in Grambling, leader of the Red&Black Brass Band, with an inquiry.

When I last talked to Tarama and Jerry Davenport and Sheri Underwood I was discouraged about the recruitment work that lies ahead. But I've gotten my attitude back.

If we all work at it, we can make the $700 that we - approximately need to pay the band and have a big time.

What do you think? Are you in for 08? Can you get 3 or more additional members at $30 dues?

Of course, some people will support it at a higher level. Marion Marks came in at 100 bucks and them invited some cool friends to march with us. Great idea.

Drop me a line at and pledge your support for 08, brothers and sisters of the cloth.

And Happy All Saints and All Souls.