Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Thanks to the people whose names I don’t know who came out in costume to walk with us and watch us despite the weather, to those who kindly forwarded and posted articles, photos, announcements, and to those who emailed to say “good idea“ or “I can‘t do this year, but next year I‘ll be there in costume!”…like Tennessee Williams, another New Orleans icon, we definitely relied on the kindness of strangers for this first annual parade!

Below is a list of the many talented, generous and positive people who helped make Joan’s 597th birthday and our first “birthday” as a parade krewe a festive experience:

MAIN PARTICIPANTS (in alphabetical order):

ArtSpot Productions: Kathy Randels, Lisa Shattuck, Sean LaRocca, Anne-Liese Juge-Fox
Corinne Bachaud
Rob Clemenz
Kelley Faucheaux
Helen Gillet
Janet Gisleson
Susan Gisleson
Ray Jackson
Australia James
Deb McDonald
Caye Mitchell
Fred Mitchell
Pierre Pichon
Lil Pinney
Frank Stansbury
Julie Wallace
James West
Laura Jane Yarbrough

DONATIONS: Bienville House, French Market Corporation,, Gambino’s Bakery, Bee Sweet Cupcakes, Glazer’s of Louisiana.

MEDIA: Times-Picayune (Ann Maloney, Molly Reid, Rusty Costanza); WDSU (Rup Raj); WRNO (The Castner & Walensky Show); WNOE (Ron Brooks); WWNO (Diane Mack); WIST (Eric Asher); WBSL (Christopher Tidmore); WWOZ (Hazel Schlueter); Associated Press

SPECIAL THANKS: Annie Flettrich, French Quarter Business Association; Ken Ferdinand, French Market Corporation; Marci Schramm, French Quarter Festivals; Cheron Brylski, The Brylski Company; Andrea Thornton, Hotel Monteleone; Erin Boreros, Bienville House; Kristian Sonnier, Peter A. Mayer Advertising; Betsie Gambel, Keating-Magee; Kelley Faucheaux and Renaissance Publishing; Antoinette de Alteriis, Fleur de Lis Consulting; Miriam Ogden and Nancy Albert, Prayer Warriors for Joan of Arc; Molly Jahncke, Delgado Community College; ; Cheri Blair, Audubon Institute: Mary Beth Romig, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau; Thais St. Julien, Musica de Camera; Karen Kern, Arts Council of New Orleans; Michelle Levine, Arts Market of New Orleans; Warren Hart; Ben Kennedy, author; Janet Shea, NOCCA Institute; Bonnie Warren; Beatrice Germaine, Speak Easy Too; David Johnson, Bennett and Associates…and Saint Joan of Arc.