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Midway March

Posted September 30, 2017
Join the fun on Friday, October 6th for the Midway March at the Carey Street Crawl!  We will march around old town in our signature style!  We will be accepting membership applications for Mona Fest 2018.

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Visit us on Facebook!

Posted September 2, 2017
Stay up-to-date on the latest news and announcements on our Mona Lisa & Moon Pie Facebook page!

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White Linen Night

Posted August 19, 2017
Sign up for Mona Fest 2018 at White Linen Night in Old Towne Slidell this Saturday, August 19th!  Visit us at 1922 First Street for complimentary moon pies and complete your application. We'll see you there!
 

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MOONPIE PICK-UP & CAPTAIN'S MEETING

Posted February 4, 2017
   Our 2017 Membership MoonPie pick-up will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Floorworks & Blinds, 1860 Short Cut Hwy, just down from the Fremaux Center.  ALL MOONPIES MUST BE PICKED UP AT THAT TIME!!!!. If you cannot make that pick-up time period, you must make arrangements for someone else to get them for you.  We thank Raymond Horvath at Floorworks & Blinds for the generous use of his warehouse. Any moonpies not picked up by 6 p.m. are subject to forfeit to the krewe.
   The mandatory Captain's Meeting will be held that SAME NIGHT, February 8, starting at 6:30 p.m. at The Maple Room, 2219 Carey St.  One member from each sub-krewe is required to attend this meeting.  We will go over parade details, hand out the membership wristbands and parking passes and answer any questions you may have about parade night.
   Tickets are still available for the Red Beans and Rice Ball, which will begin immediately following the parade at The Arcade on Carey St.  All memberships include free entrance to the ball. Additional tickets are available in advance for $25 each.  Red Beans & Rice, king cake, beer and sodas will be provided. E-mail monalisamoonpie@gmail.com to purchase tickets.
   One week and counting!  Looking forward to another great parade!
  

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LAST CHANCE TO BE A MEMBER THIS YEAR!

Posted February 2, 2017
Today is the deadline to join as a full member of the Krewe of Mona Lisa and MoonPie! It's not too late.  Click on our membership link to fill out a registration form and pay your dues.
Flambeaux spots are still available, as well as tickets to our Reb Beans & Rice Ball immediately following the parade.  Ball tickets are $25 each and include our signature Red Beans & Rice from KYs Restaurant, courtesy of Kevin and Linda Young, king cake, beer and sodas.  The doors open at The Arcade at 9 p.m. on Feb. 11. Entry to the ball is included for adult members and flambeaux carriers. Come join us.

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Ball Tickets Available

Posted January 30, 2017
 The Krewe of Mona Lisa & MoonPie will celebrate their 2017 season with a Red Beans & Rice Ball immediately following the parade on Feburary 11.  Come join us at The Arcade on Carey Street with the doors open at 9 p.m.  There will be music, dancing, beer, sodas, king cake and of course, Red Beans and Rice, courtesy of KYs Restaurant.  Tickets are available now for $25 and are available by e-mailing monalisamoonpie@gmail.com or by calling 985-768-6294.

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SIGN UP DEADLINE FEB. 1

Posted January 27, 2017
The deadline for membership in this year's parade is coming fast.  Wednesday, Feb. 1 is the last day to sign up to parade with this exciting and fun krewe.  Adult memberships are $125 and a child's membership is $85.  Each come with 3 cases of moonpie throws.  What a DEAL!!!!

We also still need flambeaux carriers. That membership is $25. You must be 18 years of age or older to carry a flambeaux.

All participants 18 years of age and older get free entry into our Ball at the Arcade immediately following the parade. 
SIGN UP TODAY!

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King and Queen party 2017

Posted January 2, 2017
Come Help Monalisa welcome the 2017 King and Queen for monalisamoonpie 2017!

​We will have a cash bar, DJ, king cake, and some light snacks
​Free to all members (or to anyone that joins that evening)
$5 for all non members

Event location: American Legion 2233 carey st slidell la
​Event Date: January 6th
Event Times: 6:30-9:30 pm

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Calling all MoonPies. PARTY TIME IS HERE!

Posted February 2, 2016
Krewe of Mona Lisa & MoonPie's Better Late Than Never Post Parade Party
Saturday, Feb. 20
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Offices of Laura Borchert - 233 Robert St. Olde Towne Slidell
All 2016 parade participants and sponsors are invited. Current members-bring your future members with you to catch the MoonPie spirit.


Red Beans & Rice courtesy of KY's, King Cake, Beer and Soda (BYOB is welcome as well)
Come relive the excitement, watch photos of your fellow krewe members from the parade and be among the first in
  Slidell to hear when we reveal next year's theme.  
Door prizes and special 2017 membership rates will be available that night.


You won't want to miss this!

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Times Picayune Highlights Parade

Posted February 2, 2016
http://www.nola.com/community/st-tammany/index.ssf/2016/01/musings_by_marilou_for_feb_3_b.html

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A Great Big THANK YOU!!

Posted January 31, 2016
To all our members who braved the cold and celebrated the 'Battle of the Bands' in our own MoonPie way, we thank you.  From the brass bands that played us through to the flambeaux carriers who lit our way, thank you.  And to our adoring fans who lined the streets in their chilly weather gear, thank you for being their to catch our moonpies. Mona and her Minions had a blast and we are looking forward to doing it all again next year.  Creativity is underway to make our 2017 parade another great night for Slidell. It is our fervant wish that you join us and make this parade a special part of your Mardi Gras season.  Watch for news.  We've got BIG plans.  And again, thanks to all who made it a magical night.     The Krewe of Mona Lisa and MoonPie Board of Directors

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Members - This is IMPORTANT Stuff

Posted January 13, 2016

Fellow MoonPies - Please mark your calendars with these important dates.

Tuesday, Jan. 19 - 4-6 PM - MOONPIE PICK-UP.  Floorworks and Blinds, 1860 Short Cut Hwy.  We have more than 40,000 moonpies to distribute so your cooperation is appreciated.  If you cannot pick up your own moonpies, please arrange to have them picked up for you.  Ray Horvath is always kind to host this event but he needs his warehouse back ASAP!  Thanks Ray!
Wednesday, Jan.20 - 6 PM - MANDATORY CAPTAIN'S MEETING - The Maple Room, 2219 Carey Street. Each sub-krewe is required to have a representative at this meeting.  We will go over the parade line-up, last minute instructions from the city for parade night and we will be distributing membership wristbands.  These wristbands will need to be wore on parade night to guarantee your spot in the parade and to get into the after parade party. The Maple Room will be providing appetizers for our meeting. Thanks Maple Room Staff!
Saturday, Jan. 23 - PARADE DAY- WooHoo!!!!  - 6 PM -  Parade line-up begins at 6 PM on Robert St., between Front and Carey Streets.  The Carey St. Crawl will begin at 5 p.m. so you may want to plan on arriving early.
   --- Red Beans & Rice Post Parade Party at the Law Offices of Laura Borchert - 233 Robert St.  You must have your wristband on to enter. (Immediately following the end of the parade). There will be red beans & rice, courtesy of KY's Bicycle Shop -Thanks Kevin and Linda! There will also be king cake, beer and sodas provided. You may also bring your own drinks and snacks.

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Time Is Growing Short to Join the Fun!

Posted January 1, 2016
Parade night is just around the corner.  Time is running out for you to be part of Slidell's Original Walking Krewe's 2016 Parade.  Pick your Band theme and sign up today! The deadline for 2016 memberships is Friday, January 8.   The price is right.  Adult membership is only $125 and a child membership is $85.  Each membership includes 3 cases of mini-moonpie throws! Additional mini-moonpie cases are available for $25 each.  For your convenience, you can sign up on this website or at Lowry, Dunham, Case & Vivien Insurance at the corner of 1st and Erlanger Streets.  For more information, contact Captain Tom Collins, our Magnanimous Muckiddy-Muck at 404-401-9966 or check out the rest of our website.

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Come Hang Out with Royalty!

Posted October 26, 2015
  Hear Ye, Hear Ye!  It's time to officially crown Queen Mona Lisa 2016 and King MoonPie 2016.  The official King/Queen Party for the Krewe of Mona Lisa & MoonPie is Friday, November 6 from 6-9 p.m. at the Victorian Tea Room, 2228 Carey St. in the heart of Olde Towne Slidell. 
   Come join us as we celebrate the reign of Queen Mona Lisa Missi Spinosa and King MoonPie Andy Breaux.  Keeping with this year's parade theme of "Mona Lisa's Battle of the Bands", our musical royals are HUGE in the local music scene.  People have enjoyed Queen Missi's performances with Witness for many years and King Andy and his band Redline have entertained thousands with their great music.
  Admission to the party is free. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar.  The Carey Street Crawl will be taking place nearby.
  The King/Queen Party is a great time to register for the parade.  Pick the band you'd like to represent in costume and sign up for membership at the party.  Bands that have already been reserved include "Blue Oyster Cult", "Red Hot Chili Peppers" and "The Beatles", among others.  Don't wait or your perfect float theme may get snatched up.
  Want to just come and enjoy the party? Register now on this website. Just head over to the membership page and sign up!
  Looking forward to another great parade season. Be a Part of it by Joining Now!

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Sign Up at the Crawl Friday Oct. 2

Posted September 30, 2015
It's is parade sign up season and it is easy to get your membership at the Carey Street Crawl this Friday night.  The Krewe of Mona Lisa & MoonPie will have a booth in front of the Pontchartrain Investments Building from 5-8 p.m.  Adult memberships are $125 and children's memberships are $85.  Each membership includes 3 CASES of moonpies throws!!!! What a bargain.  It's time to reserve your band theme as well.
KISS, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and MOONPIE MARIACHIS are now reserved and no longer available.  Who do you want to be?????  See you Friday night.

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Mona Lisa Looks Great in White Linen!

Posted August 3, 2015
Don't miss White Linen Night at the Carey Street Crawl this Friday night, Aug. 7 starting at 5 p.m. in Olde Towne Slidell.  The Krewe of Mona Lisa & MoonPie will have members on hand to answer questions about this year's parade and to help you sign up. Band names are going fast for "Mona's Battle of the Bands" parade on January 23 so sign up on Friday night and reserve your favorite now!

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We've Got a "Bag of Donuts"!

Posted June 2, 2015
Mona and Friends welcome Jamie Cefolia and her new krewe!  They will be showing us their take on the band "Bag of Donuts" when the parade takes to the Krewe of Mona Lisa & MoonPie takes to the street on January 23.  Jamie signed up for the Krewe of Mona Lisa and MoonPie during the Carey St. Crawl.  We'll be out there again this Friday, June 5 in front of Christopher's on Carey to answer your questions and share our enthusiasm. Stop by and check out cool krewe stuff and talk to some great people.  See you then!

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Another 2016 Parade Theme has been snatched up!

Posted March 18, 2015
  "The Grateful Dead" is off the table!!!!
The theme of the Krewe of Mona Lisa & MoonPie's 2016 parade is "Mona's Battle of the Bands".  Get together with your friends and family and pick a band theme for your sub-krewe.  Then join your fellow marchers celebrating its fame through handcrafted costumes and floats. 
  You can reserve your band's name when you register an adult membership of $125 or put down a $50 deposit toward your 2016 parade membership.  The $125 membership includes entry to all MLMP events and three cases (450) of mini-moonpie throws.
  Band themes already reserved include: The Beatles, Blue Oyster Cult, The Grateful Dead and The Bryds!
  Don't delay. Reserve your theme today either on this website or by requesting a membership form via e-mail at monalisamoonpie@gmail.com.

 

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Come Join Us at the Crawl

Posted March 18, 2015
  Members of Mona Lisa & MoonPie will be at the Carey St. Crawl on Friday, April 3.  The event is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is a fun, family friendly event.  We'll have the latest info on Slidell's zaniest Mardi Gras Krewe and our 2016 parade.  Come by and let's talk.
  The Crawl is held on Carey Street between Robert St. and Cousin St.

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Is it 2016 Yet?

Posted March 5, 2015
     The Krewe of Mona Lisa & MoonPie bids a fond farewell to Mardi Gras 2015.  This year’s parade was a wonderful success. Now it’s time to look toward 2016. 
     MLMP is proud to announce the theme for the 2016 Parade through Olde Towne Slidell – Ta Ta Ta Da! Mona’s Battle of the Bands!  Each mini-krewe will select a band as their theme for costumes and floats.  Which band would you pick?  Bad Company, The 4 Tops, or maybe the Honey Island Swamp Band.  Put those creative caps on and start thinking now. 
     Mardi Gras comes VERY early next year and we will be parading on Saturday, Jan. 23.  A $50 deposit toward a krewe membership can secure your reserved band.  Groups are going fast… The Beatles and Blue Oyster Cult are already reserved.  Select your band name now and sign up Soon!

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Extra cases of MoonPies available

Posted January 26, 2015
We have extra cases available in case you don't want to walk to do the "Walk of Shame". Those last 2 blocks are packed, so don't walk it empty handed. Cases are $25 and will be available at the Captain's Meeting Wednesday. If any are left, they will be available at 5:30 at the line up on Saturday, check preferred.

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Moonpie Pickup

Posted January 26, 2015
MoonPie pickup is from 4-6 PM Tuesday, January 27 at Floorworks and Blinds, 1860 Shortcut Hwy. This is across Fremaux from the Fremaux Town Center. Please check in inside, then load outside. Over 23,000 MoonPies will be thrown to the masses for our 2015 parade thanks to each of you! See you Wednesday for the Captain's Meeting, then: Let's ROLL!

Mona

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Krewe Signup & MoonPie order deadline

Posted January 18, 2015
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The deadline for krewes to sign up and for members to order MoonPies (the only throw crowds scream for) is Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Noon! Tell your friends and neighbors. Sign up online or at Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien by noon Wednesday. (Flambeaux still accepted after this date).

See you by the light of the flambeaux!
Mona

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2015 King and Queen Party January 5, 2015

Posted December 30, 2014
                                          

Join Mona this Monday night at 5:30 PM, January 5 at Christopher's on Carey in Olde Towne Slidell as we crown King Joshua Brewer and Queen Melanie St. Cyr. Of course you read that Grand Marshall Carol Wolfram will assume her duties that night as well. In keeping with our tradition, their royal subjects must approve their reign. Your presence is requested in orer to test their fitness for royalty. This event is free and open to the public, so bring your friends and potential krewe members!

Mona will offer you a cash bar, king cakes, and entertainment by our past and future royals. Oh, and if you complete your membership you may choose your mini-krewe theme before it is taken! 

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Welcome 2015 Grand Marshall Carol Wolfram

Posted December 19, 2014

MLMP 2015 Grand Marshall Carol Wolfram is a merited recipient of the St. Tammany Parish President’s Arts Award AND the City of Slidell’s Commission on the Arts Bravo! Award. How fitting that she would be Mona Lisa Moon Pie’s grand celebrity! Most of us know Carol as past community news editor with the Times-Picayune, and she currently works with Jacobs FOSC as a technical writer. Though Carol was selected to be Mona Lisa Moon Pie’s Grand Marshall because of her passionate advocacy for Performing Arts, she is dedicated to supporting those who make our lives richer through their amazing talents. She has contributed works to support Friends of the Slidell Arts Cultural Extravaganza and East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity Home is Where the Art is Gala projects. Carol is married to Mike Wolfram and they have a 10 year old son, John. 

 

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