Mayor’s Ball 2015

Dee Shedrick

Dee Shedrick

The mayor’s ball was held February 11, 2015 at the historic Gallier Hall downtown. I thought it was really cool to have an pic 2assortment of at least 20 king cakes from different bakeries and restaurants from around town. My dad liked the king cake from Daddy’s Donuts the best.

It was also nice to attend the ball and actually meet Mayor Landrieu. He was very cordial and friendly and I even spotted him cutting a rug to Iko Iko. Laissez les bons temps rouler! It’s carnival time!


Teacher’s Pets: Geralyn Morrell and Jazzy


Dee Shedrick

What is Jazzy’s full name?
Jazmin Frances Morrrell—Frances is also my daughter Mia’s middle name.

What breed is Jazzy?
She is a Shih Tzu. Shih Tzus are from China, so she is Chinese.

Since Jazzy is a full breed, have you ever considered putting her in a dog show?
No, and also she is spayed so I will not have any grandchildren from her, but hopefully from my daughter Mia much later down the road.

Is Jazzy your first dog?
No, I had a Maltese in 2001, but my niece and nephew really wanted a pet so I gave Tinker Bell to them.

Do you call Jazmin Jazzy because she is Jazzy?
It’s more because New Orleans is the birthplace of Jazz.

Does she bark a lot?IMG_1499
Not at all, only when someone is at the front door or she gets startled.

Is she picky about the foods that she eats?
She eats her dog food, but her favorite snack is a croissant. She also likes her doggie treats and Honey Nut Cheerios.

What do you want us to know about Jazmin?
She is super spoiled and she thinks whenever we go she should go, as well.

Does she whine when she rides in the car?
No, she just sits in my lap and looks out of the window.

All dogs love being massaged, what is her favorite spot?
Her tummy.

Holt Cemetery Gets a Makeover

Leslie Salinero

Leslie Salinero

The commemoration of All Saints Day is a rich tradition in New Orleans. As the city prepares for this year’s event, I thought it noteworthy to recognize that the historical Holt Cemetery, adjacent to Delgado’s City Park Campus, has implemented several very nice improvements. New street signs, repaved roads, lamp posts, an American flag, lawn maintenance, renovated office, and a lovely new entrance gate adorn this resting place of many New Orleans residents as well as some well-known folks, too, like jazz legend Buddy Bolden. You can read more about Holt Cemetery in one of our past blog posts here.

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