Let the parade roll! “Twelfth Night,” a fundraiser thrown by Krewe of Olympus drew a large crowd on Saturday, January 12. A Mardi Gras theme of “Laisser Le Defile Rouler” welcomed the throngs of guests where they were greeted by Krewe members who served hors d’oeuvres and complimentary drinks.
Bidding was fast and furious for the silent auction that included original art pieces and an assortment of gift baskets. Two beautiful sequined pillows were of special interest to this writer, but alas I lost.
No Mardi Gras event is complete without a parade and “Twelfth Night” did not disappoint. As the garage doors of Central Houston Cadillac (which hosted the affair) slowly opened, parade revelers emerged and paraded around the room.
Beneficiaries of this year’s campaign are PWA Holiday Charities, Texas United Charities, and The Montrose Center.
Krewe of Olympus – Texas, Inc. is a Mardi Gras krewe, based in Houston, but started in New Orleans in 1970. It is one of the largest predominately gay krewes in the United States, although membership is open to all. Their principal aims are to present theatrical and educational events that perpetuate and continue Mardi Gras traditions and to raise money for community charities. Since moving to Texas, the Krewe has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Houston and Dallas charitable organizations.
Krewe of Olympus – Texas, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Learn more on their website at KreweOfOlympus.org.