Photos: Ascension in Focus for Feb. 14, 2013

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  • Advocate photo by Brianna Paciorka -- Gail Barter, left, cheers on 2013 Ascension Council on Aging queen Doris Walker, of Gonzales, as Walker accepts her title on Monday. Ronald Rodrigue, of Donaldsonville, was crowned as king.

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  • Joyce Cassard, right, tosses beads during a parade at the Council on Aging's Mardi Gras Celebration on Monday at the Gonzales Senior Center.

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  • Joyce Pleasant, of Donaldsonville, second lines at the 2013 Mardi Gras Celebration on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. The annual celebration is held by the Ascension Council on Aging in Gonzales, La.

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  • Advocate photo by Brianna Paciorka -- A Mardi Gras duck sits on top of a homemade float created by Doris Walker, who was crowned queen on Monday of the Ascension Council on Aging's annual Mardi Gras celebration. The float won first place in the most creative category. Eight small, homemade floats were pulled around the center Monday for a float contest.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Cecile Himes, second from left, helps Robin Lewis, center, catch beads during a Mardi Gras parade at Community Opportunities - The Arc of East Ascension Adult Day Care Center in Gonzales.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Owanda Davis, right, throws beads from a car during a Mardi Gras parade at Community Opportunities - The Arc of East Ascension Adult Day Care Center in Gonzales on Friday as James Irvin and Jarivs Javon, from left, wave to spectators from a truck trailing behind.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Marcus Miller and Jarvis Javon, from left, dance during the Mardi Gras parade and lunch at Community Opportunities - The Arc of East Ascension Adult Day Care Center in Gonzales on Friday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- James Irvin, left, tosses beads to the crowd during a Mardi Gras parade at at Community Opportunities - The Arc of East Ascension Adult Day Care Center in Gonzales on Friday.

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