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The Krewe of Southdowns wishes to thank the following sponsors for helping to support our parade.

In-Kind Supporters


Interested in becoming a Business Sponsor?

Reach your audience and support our vibrant community.

We are always looking for sponsors to support our parade. Our parade is 100% non-profit and sustains itself through contributions of donors and sponsors.

Want to support an incredible 30+ year Baton Rouge tradition and have fun doing it? Here are our ways of saying thank-you:

Friends of the Flambeaux

Support from our community


Show your support for Baton Rouge Mardi Gras!

Our parade is 100% non-profit and sustains itself through contributions of donors just like you.

The Friends of the Flambeaux is a support organization for individuals and families who wish to support the Krewe of Southdowns Mardi Gras krewe.

Supporters who donate at least $40 will receive a yard sign decorated with this year's theme. Plus, having a sign is sure to get you extra attention at the parade. :)

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Dear Southdowns Neighbor,

The 36th Annual Krewe of Southdowns parade rolls this year on Friday, February 17, 2023. We will form up along Glasgow Street and Glasgow Middle School as we have the last few years. 

You are receiving this letter because, we are appealing for your continued support. With the continued growth and increased complexity of staging a quality neighborhood parade, overhead expenses have naturally gone up. We have been blessed to have a few corporate business sponsors, who have generously pitched in to support the Krewe. However, our core support has always been, and will continue to be, our friends and neighbors living in the Southdowns area.

We still need your direct support. With that in mind, the “Friends of the Flambeaux” supporter idea was created years ago. Many of you have generously been “members” since the beginning. We ask you to continue supporting us, and appeal to new residents to join in as new “Friends”. Our tradition has been to give a yard sign before the parade rolls to all who donate. This year we respectively request a minimum donation of $35. 

The sign makes it possible for our revelers and float riders to identify supporters on parade night. Any donation, regardless of amount, is greatly appreciated. We list our “Friends of the Flambeaux” members in special recognition on our web page.

Please accept our thanks for your time and consideration. It is your support that makes it all happen!




William W. Gladney, Jr., MD, Founder and Field Marshall


If you would like to make a donation, please send your check payable to Krewe of Southdowns to the attention of Terri DuCote, Keeper of the Royal Treasure, and mail it to: 2168 Cedardale Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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