Annual Official Gay Easter Parade
15th Gay Easter Parade Rolled Easter April 20, 2014
The 15th Gay Easter Parade rolled through the streets of the French Quarter on Easter Sunday, April 20th. Led by Easter Grand Marshals XV Todd Blauvelt and Stuart Nettles, the parade saw the largest turnout in history as some 30,000 hit the streets for the spectacle. Watch for the complete financial report and this year's fantastic donation to Food For Friends in the May 6th issue of Ambush Mag.
15th Purple Party Raises $3,816
The Gay Easter Parade's 15th Annual Purple Party Easter Grand Marshals Reception, benefiting Food For Friends, raised $3,556, plus $260 in sponsorships for a total or $3,816.
Hosted at The Double Play in New Orleans, the event raised the following: $631 door, $296 prize raffles, $365 egg raffles, $132 jello shots, $62 Cutter's Anniversary buffet donations; and from auctions: $110 Ice Chest with Beer & Coke from Helen, $75 Mystery Basket from Frank Perez, $25 Humpty Dumpty Bunny Family w/ Elizabeth Taylor Passion from Toby Lefort, $60 Easter Wreath from Gene Theriot, $275 Kajun's Pub's Liquor Lagniappe Basket from Ellen Miller, $55 Mystery Basket from Steven Emling, $115 Jeweled Bunny Limoge from EGM Todd Blauvelt, $55 Mystery Basket from Electra City, $70 Giant Scooby Doo from Todd Blauvelt, $290 Gold Half Eagle Coin from Deja Deja-Vue', $275 Beautiful Peacock Goose Egg from Chuck Turner, $65 Mystery Basket from Frank Perez, and $600 Pink Lamb Basket from Gene Theriot; plus sponsorships of $160 for Zsa Zsa D'LaHor Memorial Sponsorship, and $100 from Jo-Jo Holding LLC.
12th Spring Fever Extravaganza @ Four Seasons raises $3,695
The 12th Annual Gay Easter Parade's Spring Fever Extravaganza raised $3,445 plus a $250 Silver Sponsorship from Four Seasons for a total of $3,695 benefiting Food For Friends
Monies raised included $350 door, $272 stage performance tips, $104 egg raffles, $117 50/50 Raffle, $117 50/50 Raffle Winner Marsha Delain Donation, $100 table sale/Ellen Miller, Mina Hernandez; and auctions $100 French Quarter Wknd. Basket from Ellen Miller, $45 Drag Accessories Gift Basket from Barbara Ella, $75 Paul Davis Diva Wig from James Stevens, $200 Kajun's Pub Liquor Lagniappe Basket from Ellen Miller, $705 Basket of Love from (Electra & Tittie, Rip & Marsha, Trevor, Mina, Misty, Chuck, Chris, DJ Jet, Jeff, Chuck, Danny, Orlando, Stuart, Todd, James, Wayword Girls, Gordon, Anonymous), $50 New Orleans Bars-Framed Artwork from Chuck Turner, $10 Easter Tree from Dee, $40 Electra City Surprise Basket from Jeff, $150 Gold Rhinestone Limoge Bunny from Bill Miller, $75 Marigny Get Away Basket from Ellen Miller, $180 Butterfly Spring Garden
Egg from Chris Ward, $100 Paul Davis Wig from Marsha Delain, $75 Black Tie Gala/Art Auction from Trevor Santos, $30 Bunny Hop Liquor Basket from Tony Leggio, $10 Easter Tree from Dee, $175 Stuart's Easter Basket from Ellen Miller, $225 Monster Liquor Basket from Ellen Miller, $50 Antique Look Stereo System from EGM Todd Blauvelt, $50 Easter Trio from EGM Stuart Nettles, $20 Task Force Basket from Chuck Turner-donated basket back, and $20 Task Force Basket from Ellen Miller.
The parade would not be possible without the generosity of its many sponsors including:
Platinum-Friday Night Before Mardi Gras, Deja Deja-Vue’ & Jim May;
Gold-Krewe of Amon-Ra, EGM XV Todd Blauvelt, EGM XV Stuart Nettles & EGM IX Safonda Peters, EGM XII Gary Vandeventer; Krewe of Satyricon, EGM XII Elizabeth Bouvier, Dr. Barry Rutherford, Noel Twilbeck & Glen Kahrman, Mary King Dodwell, The Herb Import Company, Kevin Sullivan;
Silver-EGM XIII Darwin Reed & EGM VII Opal Masters, EGM VIII Rona Conners, New Orleans Bear & Bear Trapper Social Club, Dwain Hertz/Al Dugas/Eugene Theroit, EGM VIII Michael & EGM XIV Thomas Elias/The Corner Pocket, Scott Vincent & Scott McRae, Johnny Chisholm/Oz New Orleans, Wood Enterprises, EGM XIII Rhonda Roget & David Roget, EGM IV Electra City & EGM XI Tittie Toulouse, Johnson Mire & Fernandez-CPAs, Jeff Palmquist & Coca Mesa, 4 Seasons;
Bronze-Mary Lind/Rip & Marsha's Wedding, EGM VIII Michael Elias & Jay Sewell/Rip & Marsha's Wedding, Jerry Scavo & Kenny Walker/Rip & Marsha's Wedding, James Garner/The Golden Lantern, CW X Frank Joseph & KCQ XX Dusty Debris, Justin Moffatt & EGM XIV Starr Daniels, Wayne Chambless/Sir Speedy, Anonymous, EGM X Tony Leggio, EGM II Larry Bagneris, Peter & Frank Abbruscato, Ken Grandpre/ GrandPre’s, EGM IX Orlando Aloe, Jeremy Weinberg, Barret DeLong/NOLAonReview, Jim Tideman, John East, Wolfman, KCQ XXI Barbara Ella/King Cake Queen Royalty Club, The Big Easy Sisters, Kenneth H. Carleton, Roy Smith & Nick Olivares, Bill McCarthy, Michael Ducote & Doug Minich, Krewe of Ursus, Michael Durocher, Bobby Vallecillo & Andy Ehlers, The Berwick Girls, National Association of Catering Executives, Glenn Paul Melancon, Kookie Baker & Reba Douglas, In Memory of Zsa Zsa D'LaHor/Purple Party, Jo-Jo Holding LLC/Purple Party, Madam-Raven & Helen, Michael Sullivan, Steven Vaughan & Brian Stevens;
Venue/In-Kind: Cutter’s, Grand-Pre’s, Oz New Orleans, Double Play, 4 Seasons, Bourbon View, Larry Graham-GrahamStudioOne.com.
the "official" dish: Spring Fever, Bunnies In The Big Easy Up Next; 12th Annual Spring Fever Extravaganza @ 4 Seasons; 5th Bunnies in the Big Easy April 18th @ Bourbon View; 15th Gay Easter Parade Easter Rolls Sunday, April 20 (see Page-4)
the "official" dish: 6th Eggstravaganza Raises $3,501 for GEP/Food For Friends; 13th Star-Studded Drag Extravaganza Raises $4,387 (see Page-8, 10)
celebrazzi: Eggstravaganza, Drag Extravaganza, Put Jeff Palmquist in Drag Feature Pics (see Page-16); snap paparazzi: 6th Eggstravaganza raises $3,501 for Gay Easter Parade/Food For Friends @ Grandpre’s (see Page-18)
snap paparazzi: 13th Super Star-Studded Drag Extravaganza raises $4,387 for Gay Easter Parade/Food For Friends @ Oz (see Page-24)
the "official" dish: Gay Easter Parade Festivities in Full Swing; Sponsorship Party Raises $9,185; 13th Annual Super Star-Studded Drag Extravaganza; 15th Annual Purple Party Easter Grand Marshals Reception (see Page-4)
celebrazzi: Sponsorship Party Feature Pic (see Page-16)
snap paparazzi: Gay Easter Parade's 4th Sponsorship Party raises $9,185 @ Cutter's (see Page-24)
the "official" dish: End of Mardi Gras Heralds in "The Reason for The Easter Season" (see Page-4)
celebrazzi: Celebrations Paparazzi(see Page-6)(continued on 8)
snap paparazzi: GEP’s 14th Purple Party raises $4,087 for Food For Friends @ Double Play (see Page-14)(continued on 6) 12th Drag Extravaganza raises $5,000 for GEP/Food For Friends
the "official" dish: 12th Super Star Studded Drag Extravaganza set for March 9 @ Oz, 11th Annual Spring Fever Extravaganza March 16 @ 4 Seasons in Metairie(see Page-4) (continued on 6 & 8) Gay Easter Parade Carriages Going Fast!, Last 2 Gay Easter Parade Fundraisers,3rd Sponsorship Party Raises $6,725 for Gay Easter Parade & Food For Friends, 5th Eggstravaganza raises $2,217 for GEP/Food For Friends
celebrazzi: Celebrations Paparazzi(see Page-14)
snap paparazzi: 3rd Sponsorship Party raises $6,725 for Gay Easter Parade/Food For Friends @ Cutter’s (see Page-18)
snap paparazzi: Gay Easter Parade’s 5th Eggstravaganza raises $2,217 for Food For Friends @ Michael’s On The Park (see Page-32)
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