Week’s fêtes range from crazy ball to sweetheart dance

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  • Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON -- Spanish Town -- Reigning over the raucous festivities that are the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball are, from left, King Robert King, Queen Whitney Vann and Grand Marshal Gerald Woods.

  • From left, Tara Dixon, Pam Bordelon, Ann Hamilton and Meredith Manship at the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball.

  • Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON -- Dancing with dad -- Getting ready to boogie at Baton Rouge General's 20th anniversary Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance are committee members, back from left, Clayton Jumonville, Todd Daniel and Andy Bush; and daughters, front from left, Mary Clayton, Elle and Ruthie Jumonville; Brooke and Kelsei Daniel; and Macy Bush.

  • Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON -- Dancing with dad -- Getting ready to boogie at Baton Rouge General's 20th anniversary Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance are committee chairman Pete Bush and daughter Taylor.

  • Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON -- '20 Years of Mentoring' -- Celebrating the 20th anniversary of 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge Jan. 25 at L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Event Center are, from left, Kevin Barnes with Cox Communications, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, President Adell Brown Jr., Mayor Kip Holden, Jessica Boone with Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Mickey Parenton with L'Auberge and dinner chairman Michael W. Victorian.

  • Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON -- '20 Years of Mentoring' -- Celebrating the 20th anniversary of 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge Jan. 25 at L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Event Center are, from left, past presidents John Smith and the Rec. Larry Smith, current President Adell Brown Jr. and past President Clifton Avant.

  • Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON -- Emerge celebration -- Celebrating breaking ground on Baton Rouge Speech & Hearing Foundation's new Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior & Development at a luncheon at Juban's Jan. 25 are, from left, Verge Ausberry, Colleen Waguespack, Jeanie Moniotte, Sandra Holub, Executive Director Melissa Juneau and Jean-Paul Perrault.

  • Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON -- 'Battle Against Autism' -- At a cocktail party benefiting the 'Battle Against Autism' and the Baton Rouge Speech & Hearing Foundation's Emerge Center at Sullian's Steakhouse Jan. 24 are, from left, Sullivan's general manager Leo Verde; foundation Executive Director Melissa Juneau; and host couples Ryan and Kim Thibodeaux, Patrick and Melissa Campbell, and Sandi and Chip Robinson.

  • Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON -- Epicurean award -- Attending a luncheon at Gino's Restaurant to announce Vince Ferachi, seated left, as the 2013 recipient of the Baton Rouge Epicurean Society's Grace 'Mama' Marino Lifetime Achievement Achievement Award are wife Sue, seated; and BRES board members, standing front from left, Paul Bologna, Tullio Saffiotti, Gino Marino, Executive Director Renée Molbert and President Mickey Freiberg; and, back from left, Bret Smith, Michael Boudreaux and Scott Callais.

  • Photo provided by KENDALL HEBERT -- Power of 9 -- At Capital Area United Way's annual Power of 9 luncheon Jan. 24 at Boudreaux's are, from left, Capital One Bank Baton Rouge Market President Ric Kearny, emcee Donna Britt, WAFB-TV Sales Manager Vicki Kellum and CAUW interim President Richard Williams.

  • The Krewe of TaTas at the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball Jan. 26, whose theme was 'A Spanish Town Twinkie Ate My Ding Dong.'

  • The Krewe of Flamingoholics won the Ron Zappe Table Decoration Award for this giant table topper at the Jan. 26 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball.

  • At Baton Rouge General Foundation's 20th anniversary Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dancer are, from left, Carinne Bergeron, Executive Director Beth Veazey, Caroline Veazey and Madeline Bordelon.

  • Roy Breland with daughters Elizabeth, left, and Sara Kathryn at Baton Rouge General Foundation's 20th anniversary Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance Jan. 27

  • Alan Cope and daughter Alaina at Baton Rouge General Foundation's 20th anniversary Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance Jan. 27

  • Katelyn Robertson, Mark Robertson and Raven Kelley at Baton Rouge General Foundation's 20th anniversary Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance Jan. 27

  • Fathers and daughters take to the dance floor at the Crowne Place to do the 'Cupid Shuffle' at Baton Rouge General Foundation's 20th anniversary Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance.

  • King Robert King and wife Anita at the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball Jan. 26, whose theme was 'A Spanish Town Twinkie Ate My Ding Dong.'

  • Hampton Lemoine, center, with Tara Dixon and Pam Bordelon at the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball Jan. 26, whose theme was 'A Spanish Town Twinkie Ate My Ding Dong.'

  • Paul Miller, left, and Chuck Anderson at the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball Jan. 26

  • Jill Craft and Jim Shannon at the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball.

  • Angel and Doug Tettleton celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary at the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball Jan. 26.

  • From left, Amanda Howlett, Jeanne Savoy, Amanda Delatte, Lynne Cochran and Jaci Fournet at the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball Jan. 26, whose theme was 'A Spanish Town Twinkie Ate My Ding Dong.'

  • Charlotte 'Cupcake' Baronne was part of Spanish Town Queen Whitney Vann's entourage at the Jan. 26 ball.

  • At the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball Jan. 26, whose theme was 'A Spanish Town Twinkie Ate My Ding Dong," are Brandon Lindsly and Holly Rohmer.

  • Vann

  • King

  • Woods