STARS ON THE BRAZOS ATTENDS 2009 MARDI GRAS
The Stars on the Brazos Krewe recently held their
fifth annual Mardi Gras party at the Roofgarden
Balcony on the Strand in Galveston. This was a
two day event held on Feb. 13-14. The Stars on
the Brazos Krewe is the only Krewe representing
Brazoria County in Galveston. This year’s party
was the largest and best on the Strand.
There are eight original and twenty at-large
members of the group that was founded in 2004.
The eight founding members are Tammy Greenville,
Susan Greenville, Vivian Alford, Jaimee Howarth,
Staci Walden, Shane Walden, Steve Alford, and
David Howarth. The Krewe has incorporated as a
nonprofit and is a 501 (c ) 3 organization. The
event is a fundraiser with proceeds going to local
nonprofit organizations in the Brazosport area.
The event is a two day party with dinner served
three times and drinks provided. This year’s
themes were “Support the Troops” on Friday night
and “Valentines Day” on Saturday. Music was
provided by Digital Mayhem, with Darryl Khoury as
the DJ. The best aspect of the balcony is the
vantage point to throw beads from above. Total
attendance this year was 275.
As in years past, the Krewe and many attendees
stayed at the Harbor House Hotel. This is located
within walking distance of the Strand.
This year’s Mardi Gras was particularly important
as it seemed to help Galveston get back to normal
following Hurricane Ike. Many of the businesses
still are closed, yet opened for this event. It
is estimated that over 250,000 people attended the
week and half long Mardi Gras season.
Next year’s event is Feb. 5 and 6, 2010. For more
information go to
or contact Steve at 979-236-3652 or David at
Laissez les bons temps rouler!