About this project
Earth to 6t'9, come in 6t'9!
We have clarified, digitally remastered and streamlined our kickstarter plea and have added bonus video tracks from last year's parade! If you funded us last year, please consider funding us again. If you've never funded us before, welcome aboard!
In New Orleans, parades are the lifeblood of our communities, and traditionally it is the Benevolent Associations and Social & Pleasure Clubs that host them.
Established before Katrina, and organized shortly thereafter, the overarching purpose of the 6t'9 Social Aid & Pleasure Club is to do good works in our community, build heartfelt bridges, and raise the quality of life for everybody.
The big expenses for the parade are the Police Escort, insurance, and the music. These essential things create an atmosphere of celebration, joy and safety that has always given our parade a great vibe, and made it such a tremendous success. We also spend a small fortune on float construction and decoration, handmade throws, beads, "wooden nickel" doubloons and a variety of miscellaneous items.
Our aspiration is to be financially secure through membership dues and fundraising efforts, and we want Kickstarter to become an important source of fundraising for our club's parade. One great thing is that if you pledge at the $69.00 level, you will become a member of our club, and even if you live on the other side of the planet, you can sponsor someone to be in the parade locally, and we will hold your spot in a future parade! If you've never been to New Orleans, this is a great way to get a feel for the real deal, and a great reason to come way down yonder!
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