Editor’s note: The Karnival Krewe de Louisiane’s theme has been clarified. We apologize for any confusion the error might have caused.
BATON ROUGE, LA. (BRPROUD) — Baton Rouge’s Karnival Krewe de Louisiane hosted their annual Coronation Social and Live Auction Event, partnering with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer to raise money.
Karnival de Louisiane, known as KKDL, annual Coronation Social + Auction is one of the Krewe’s main fundraisers of the year where they crown their 2024 Royal Court, present Debutantes, and raise money for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center to support local cancer research, cancer education, and indigent cancer patient care!
The royal court’s mission, and parade theme for 2024, is to “Sparkle and Shine to Stomp Out Cancer.”
According to the newly crowned king, Brett Furr, he says the fundraiser is a “jewel” to have in the Baton Rouge area.
“Really a jewel here in Baton Rouge” says Furr. “It offers things that aren’t offered in communities the size of Baton Rouge.”
Dozens of items were auctioned off, including LSU and Saints memorabilia, trips to Florida’s Gulf Coast, paintings, and much more.
The highest-selling item of the night, was a blue herron painting, selling for $15,000. The money raised from the auction goes towards cancer patients in need of services or medicines.
The president of the Krewe, Ashley Munn, says the goal is to keep the funds locally.
“All we’re trying to do is make sure we can raise money that stays right here locally in our backyard,” says Munn. “So that people can get treated and go home to their bed every night.”
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The Krewe is always looking for new members and sponsors to bring awareness to their cause if you’re interested, click here.