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By Robert Connors
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New Mardi Gras Crew Organizing

Planning Ball in 2020


Last updated 3/16/2019 at 2:24pm

File photos of past Mardi Gras Krewes

Just in time for the Fat Tuesday celebrations happening across Europe and the Americas, a new Carnival club has been conceived for Lake Wales.

The "Krewe Renaissance" will be a step back in time to the roots of Lake Wales' 35-year traditions of Mardi Gras. They announced plans to sponsor a black-tie-optional masquerade ball, complete with a dance band, food, and drink, to highlight the 2020 celebrations.

"We are conspiring to ramp up the fun for next year!" said a krewe member, adding that parading with floats was also on the agenda.

Balls were once a staple of the Carnival weeks, having b...

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