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Celebrating Bill and Libbie Ansell - 2024 George Mitchell Mardi Gras Award Recipients!

Exciting news is buzzing in the air as we announce the well-deserved honor bestowed upon our very own Bill and Libbie Ansell! They have been chosen as the recipients of the prestigious 2024 George Mitchell Mardi Gras Award.


Award Ceremony Details:

  • When: Friday, February 2nd, 2024

  • Where: Tremont House, 2300 Mechanic Street, Galveston, TX

  • Time: 5:30 PM (Ceremony)

  • Pre-Ceremony Celebration: Join us across the street at the East End Theater (ETC), 2317 Mechanic Street, starting at 4:00 PM for a festive party hosted by Bill and Libbie. No reservations needed – all Knights of Momus members, friends, and Mardi Gras enthusiasts are invited!


Bill and Libbie's Remarkable Journey


Bill and Libbie Ansell, both lifelong residents of Galveston Island, have been integral to the vibrant tapestry of Mardi Gras Galveston since its revival. Their dedication and passion for our beloved Krewe are truly commendable.


Bill's journey began with assisting in coordinating the Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade, eventually becoming Parade Marshal in the early '90s. His commitment extended to serving as President during the proclamation of "Mexico Magnifico!" in 1996 – 1997.


Libbie, a Queen of the Knights of Momus in 1987, contributed significantly to the Ball as the Ball Chairman in 2000. She also played a vital role as Mistress of the Robes in 2005. Libbie has been a dedicated member of the Royalty Committee for over 20 years.


Together, Bill and Libbie have left an indelible mark on the history of Mardi Gras Galveston. Bill reigned as King Frivolous C in 2015, marking the 100th King of the Krewe of Momus during the spectacular theme, "Knights in Old Shanghai."


A Celebration of Commitment


Aside from their Mardi Gras endeavors, Bill is a partner at the esteemed accounting firm Ham, Langston and Brezina, LLP, while Libbie served as president of the Jr. League of Galveston County in 2006-2007. Both are committed to Wetlands and Waterfowl Conservation and are Senior Volunteers of Ducks Unlimited.


Join us in celebrating this remarkable couple and their outstanding contributions to our krewe and community. Let's make their award ceremony a truly unforgettable experience by showing up in force to support Bill and Libbie Ansell!


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