WELCOME TO THE KREWE OF ASSISI
The Krewe of Assisi was formed as a charitable vehicle to support worthwhile causes in West Feliciana Parish. The mission of Krewe of Assisi is to promote friendships among our community, encourage charity for worthwhile local causes and to keep alive the spirit of Mardi Gras in West Feliciana Parish.
Our goal is to raise funds through membership, ball tickets and royalty fees that exceed the cost of our annual Mardi Gras ball. All excess funds will be given to the designated charity each year. Krewe of Assisi is a 501(c)3 charity. Donations will be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Annual membership fees are $400 for a couple and $200 for a single. Fees include (2) ball tickets for couples and (1) ball ticket for single, invitation to Royalty Reveal Fall Party, member gift and option to become Krewe Royalty.
If you are interested in joining the Krewe, please complete the Membership Request form. You will be notified if/when new membership is open.
Krewe of Assisi Ball
Tickets for the Krewe of Assisi Ball will be made available for guests if space permits. (2) tickets for couples and (1) ticket for singles are included with your annual membership fees. Members will not be able to purchase additional tickets until all fees are paid in full. If space permits, guest tickets will be issued on a first-come-first serve seniority basis for all members paying their fees by the deadline as stipulated in the application. Tickets must be paid in full at the time of purchase.
The founders of the Krewe wanted to develop a fundraising vehicle as an alternative to leaning on local businesses to support a cause. Each year, a local charity will be nominated by the membership and designated by the Board for support. It is our hope that our community will continue to reap the benefits of the Krewe's support for years to come.
2021 Krewe of Assisi Board
Christophe & Betsy Levasseur
William & Kelli David
David & Angie Ray
Julie & Mitch Brashier
Miles & Missy Higgins
Steve & Amanda McKinney
Luke & Kati Williamson
Julius Freyhan Foundation
The Julius Freyhan Foundation is actively working to restore two buildings in the historic district of St. Francisville – Temple Sinai, originally constructed as a synagogue that served the sizeable Jewish population in St. Francisville and neighboring Bayou Sara during the late 19th and early 20th century and the Julius Freyhan High School building, which educated students in West Feliciana Parish until 1950.
These two buildings will be the focus of a new cultural and conference center that promises to be a vibrant community partner.
The Freyhan School
A sturdy three-story brick structure with magnificent woodwork and an elegant top-floor auditorium, the school overlooks the river in close proximity to the late 19th-century Temple Sinai. The non-profit Freyhan Foundation is presently making plans to restore the school building as a community cultural and civic center. There currently being no such facility in either East or West Feliciana Parish, the foundation envisions its use for plays, art exhibits, lectures, concerts and other cultural affairs and community gatherings.
Future plans include the possibility of tying the Freyhan School site to the original Temple Sinai, built in 1902 to house a congregation that had been meeting in a hotel and opera house; it was constructed on a site overlooking the Mississippi River, with beautiful stained glass windows and broad entrance steps between graceful side turrets. The Museum of Southern Jewish Experience is hoping to include these sites in their tours of Cultural Corridors Along the Mississippi. The Freyhan Foundation welcomes support, both financial and physical, in its attempt to preserve these significant structures.