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More than 6,500 balloons covered the ceiling of the cocktail reception as guests enjoyed butler-passed chocolate martinis and champagne from the strolling champagne lady. King Rice-Johnson made her grand entrance into the ballroom on a golf cart joined by a few of her Dinner Chairs. Confetti showered the ballroom as Ms. Rice-Johnson received her royal robe, crown and scepter from 2018 Mardi Gras King, Randy Dearth.
Following the three course sit down dinner, King Rice-Johnson commanded, “Let the good times roll” as confetti once again flew, balloons dropped and everyone hopped on the dance floor to move to the John Parker Band.
More than $511,000 was raised to support the Epilepsy Association’s mission to improve the quality of life for persons with epilepsy/seizure disorders and to dispel the myths, stigmas and misunderstandings associated with it.