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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Everything came up gold at Justinian ball

Photos by Paul L. Schuetze.
(Top two images of Steve Glassell and two LSU Golden Girls. The third: Justinian 2008 Queen Jan Bookter, Captain Steve Glassell and Justinian 2008 King Merritt Chastain. For more Justinian ball images, go to http://www.shreveporttimes.com/ and look for Krewe of Justinian Ball on the Mardi Gras gallery list.)

There can be no bigger LSU fan that attorney Steve Glassell.

He is also 2008 captain of Krewe of Justinian, so friends just knew he would incorporate LSU into the tableau of Krewe of Justinain Grand Bal on Friday night.

He didn’t disappoint. LSU was part of the theme "Louisiana Saturday Night." "The best place to be on Saturday night ... Tiger Stadium," said Glassell.

He came out on stage at Sam’s Town Casino & Hotel Ballroom wearing a black feather-backed fleur de lis towering over his head with two LSU Golden Girls on either side and the LSU Fight Song pulsating through the venue.

As you can imagine, he brought everyone to their feet with applause, ya-hoos and confetti.

The Golden Girls are: Valerie Gendron and Danielle Hardy, both of Mandeville, and part of the elite 15-member dance line, tha performs at LSU games.

Glassell’s daughter, Elizabeth Glassell, was in charge of the ball and his wife, Berry Glassell, took over the silent auction, which netted $20,000 for the Shreveport Bar Association Foundation's many, many community projects.

In the captain’s talk, Glassell paid tribute to them, saying "Berry is a golden girl every day of my life."

The other golden girls in his life: daughter Elizabeth and daughter Graceann Hoffeditz.
And, another "golden girl," Virginia Shehee, who made it possible to have the LSU Golden Girls here for she made a donation to the band.
Beverly Neilson, there with hubby John Neilson, of Colorado, are frequent visitors to Shreveport, but never been to a Mardi ball.
Beverly was mesmerized and having an absolutely delightful time.
"This deal would only happen in Louisiana," she commented.
Among those in the crowd and/or dancing thenight away to sounds of Harmon Drew Super Group ... who were in rare form: Ralph Greer of Minden, Jay and Connie Pierson, Archer and Ivy Frierson, Haller and Sue Jackson, Mike and Robin Wolvington, Merritt and Catherine Chastain of Houston, Dr. Bill and Gay Borders, John and Alice Frazier, Brian and Denise Landry.
King Justinian Merritt Chastain and Queen Jan Bookter reigned over the festivities.


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