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Lafon holds 2nd Annual Carnival Ball

20th February 2012   ·   0 Comments

No one, definitely not in New Orleans, is ever too old to have fun and make merry.

Adding an exclamation point to that statement recently were residents of Lafon Nursing Home who participated in their Second Annual Mardi Gras Ball on February 15.

It may have been held earlier in the day than most other Carnival festivities, but it was not void of the pomp and circumstance, including the Royal Court.

Mr. Frank Anderson Jr., born in 1935, was King for the day.

Queen for the day was Mrs. Margery Valteau Telemaque who isn’t telling her age but acknowledges that she has a sister who is 105.

Mrs. Marie Bernel, who doesn’t mind letting folk know that she’s 94-years young, was first maid while Mrs. Bernice Adams Grant, who was the eldest of 11 in her family, was second maid.

The Dukes of Lafon were Mr. Robert Chavalier and Mr. Warren J. Llado Sr.

Last year’s king and queen were Melvin Nabarre and Claire Degruy.

This article originally published in the February 20, 2012 print edition of The Louisiana Weekly newspaper.

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