Sunday, Jan 6, 5-11:30 PM

Making Groceries On The Champs Elysees

Kajun's Pub
donation to our feed the hungry efforts, $20.00-$100.00
Getting there
2256 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA
Societe Des Champs Elysee
david roe

In honor of no longer living in a food desert, the theme for The Societé des Champs Elysée’s 3rd annual 12th Night Ball is Making Groceries On The Champs Elysee. The festivities begin January 6, 2019 in Kajun’s Pub at 5 PM with Gina Forsyth’s Mid City Aces Cajun Dance Band. At 7 PM, there will be a parade to the street car at Elysian and St Claude, and a ride to Union Station and back, serenaded by Catie Rodgers & The Elysian Brass Band, and accompanied by Al ”Carnival Time” Johnson, Dancing Man 504, Flaming Arrow Mardi Gras Indians, and the Street Car Strutters. Upon our return, Vanessa Carr & Company will present A Very Danceable Karaoke Show featuring Heather Moon Whinnery. Admission is by donation to the charitable works of the SDCE. All attendees must be masked and in costume or black tie. The Societé des Champs Elysée is a Social Aid and Benevolent Krewe non-profit organization dedicated to the betterment of the neighborhoods along the cross formed by the Elysian Fields and Saint Claude/ Henriette Dellille, and thus, the world. Last year during hurricane season, SDCE and friends delivered close to $2,000 in cash and cards, and two truck loads of supplies to the Houston area.
 SDCE bakes all the breads and cookies for the Saint Joseph’s Altar at Saint Augustine Church in honor of The Sisters of The Holy Family, founded by Henriette Delille. All the baked goods not sold, are brought to Ozanam Inn & Covenant House. This year, SDCE built a second altar at the French Market. SDCE partnered with the Amazon Benevolent Society to raise funds and awareness for Saint Aug’s, and we provided parade support for the Amazons in their inaugural Lundi Gras march against cancer. SDCE also helps out Saint Marks Church with their weekly mission to feed the hungry. Both churches we work with need roofs, which will cost half a million dollars, anyway. We are a tiny krewe made of working folks, and have a hard time coming up with the little we can raise, but we dream big. In 2019, we will crown our King & Queen, Matthew & Jennifer Hobaugh Johnson, Hyperion and Theia, father and mother of the sun, moon, stars, and SCIENCE, in celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary. Matt is a technology lawyer who negotiates and drafts software licenses, cloud services deals, hardware purchases, and other technology-related transactions. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he was an operations executive in the senior living industry. A sincere and dedicated amateur, Matt plays trumpet with the American Legion Post 350 Concert Band, Some Like It Hot!, and at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, where he and Jennifer have been very active parishioners since 2011. Matt graduated from The College of William and Mary in 1993 and the George Washington University Law School in 2002. Jennifer also holds a BA from The College of William and Mary, where she became involved in Phi Mu Fraternity. She is currently National Vice President. Jennifer has helped shape policy and politics in Louisiana and the U.S. in her quarter century of political polling, market research, and strategic consulting, rising from tabulating and faxing questionnaires to being President and Owner of LJR Custom Strategies Inc. She has been a Louisiana Budget Project Board member since 2013.
Together, their carnival season involves riding with the Southdowns Krewe in Baton Rouge since 2012, King Arthur since 2017, and as original members of La société pas si secrète des Champs-Élysées. Visitors for many years, they became New Orleans residents in 2010, “because no one in New Orleans asks you what you do for your job when you first meet them.” Currently, they are rehabbing the St Roch, one home at a time. web site face book photo gallery 2018 video 2017 For more information : Captain David Roe 504 525-1973