Pam’s Party Line for Feb. 26, 2014

In case you decide not to brave the throngs downtown for the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade this Saturday beginning at noon, don’t worry, you can still catch all the fun — no beads though. The Advocate will be streaming the parade live via our website,, and Farren Davis and I will be offering our best explanations from our birds’ eye view. So, be sure and join us for “Flamingo Dynasty.”

World Marriage Day

Thirty-eight couples, including parents and their son and daughter-in-law, commemorated milestone anniversaries during a special Mass at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church Feb. 8 in celebration of World Marriage Day. The Mass was followed by a reception in the parish hall

Among the couples renewing their marriage vows in the ceremony officiated by the Revs. Mike Collins and Trey Nelson were Barbara and Percy Franklin, who were celebrating 50 years of marriage, and Carla and Peregrin Franklin, who were celebrating 25.

Others included Rosario Laura and Martina, 69 years; Raye and John Beck, 65 years; Joycelyn and Irwin Pourmaroux, 63 years; Pat and Edward Ryan, 62 years; Sarah and Fred Smith, 61 years; Elaine and William Aubin, 60 years; Linda and Al Bacas, Margaret and Clarence Bean Jr., Fran and Joe Fin, Stella and Carroll Gueho, Rita and George Lapour, Loretta and Donald Sicard, Pamela and Kenneth Sills and Sandra and Larry Waguespack, 55 years; and Karen and Joseph Baiamonte, Pat and Mike Blanchard, Leah and Donald Buller and Molly and Leslie Gendron, 45 years.

Also, Marian and Primas Jagers and Bobbie and Robert Riché, 40 years; Patricia and Christopher Gremillion, Shirley and Patrick Smith and Stephanie and Stephen Triche, 35 years; Meg and James Perry, 30 years; Cindy and Patrick Stumpf and Mary and Michael Surman, 25 years; Patricia and Stephen Allen and Stephanie and Homer Baugh, 20 years; Christopher and Barbara Cerniauskas, 15 years; and Anamaria and Gilberto Cuadra, Laura and Charles Latil, Marlow and Ernie Paul Sr., Lindsay and Brian Seely, Sabrina and Kiley Simoneaux, Alyssa and Carl Trosclair and Marian and Brandon Walsworth, 10 years.

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