Participants came in their favorite pair of Blue Jeans to support the “Blue Jean Ball” on April 26 at the Gonzales Civic Center. Guests were entertained by the music of Something Blue Band, featuring Jenny Heroman.

Sponsors for the Blue Jean Ball were Towne Place Suites by Marriott and St. Elizabeth Hospital. The Jambalaya Festival Association provided complimentary jambalaya for all guests and sweets were donated by Olive Sweets and Sweet Robichaux.

One of the many highlights of the night included a Treasure Chest of Prizes that guests had the chance of winning gift cards to local businesses and a photo booth which was donated by Bouncin Around. Funds were also raised by the best decorated pair of kid’s jeans, the winner was Faulk and Winkler, CPAs.

A vast silent auction included Custom Made Furniture by Jean Becnel, a desk by Distressed Fleur de Lis, a Hot Air Balloon ride, Williamson Cosmetic Surgery Center gift card, LSU-South Carolina Baseball tickets, plus many more exciting items. “As usual, the community showed their support for Project Kidz Kove by raising nearly $20,000 towards our goal and getting this playground built for our deserving children”, sayBlue Jean Ball coordinator, Leslie Ickes. “This event was a success with the help of the many people who volunteered their time, talents and services to Project Kidz Kove, again it’s the community who has brought this project together”.

Project Kidz Kove is dedicated to building an “all access” playground/park in the City of

Gonzales to be named “Kidz Kove Discovery Park”, which will be utilized by children with special needs as well as typical children from Gonzales, Ascension Parish, and the surrounding areas.

For more information, visit Project Kidz Kove website at or Facebook Project Kidz Kove.