Gifford Briggs joined Bernie and Brandon on Acadiana's Morning News to discuss his role as King Rex I, the first human king of the Krewe de Chien Mardi Gras parade and ball. Briggs discussed his role in the Krewe de Chien festivities and what the organization does for dogs and their owners in the Acadiana area.

Briggs discussed how he became involved with Krewe de Chien and the organization's mission

My wife and kids and I are huge dog lovers and do what we can to support the community, so when I was asked to do this I couldn't turn it down.  This is all about raising money, since 1998,  the krewe has raised over $300, 000 dollars to benefit local or Acadiana area dog charities. It's a fantastic opportunity and cause.

Briggs also previewed the activities sponsored by the Krewe de Chien

The ball is Friday night and is almost sold out completely. Information can be found at Parade For Dogs website. The theme this year is 'Tailgating Paw-ty.' Anyone's allowed to participate in the krewe. It's $25 to participate in the parade on January 30, that gets one human in, and it's an additional $5 for a human that wants to walk in the parade. The parade ends at Parc Sans Souci at 330. The ball is at City Club, there will be a band and DJ. This ball is not quite as formal as others, it's cocktail attire and a little more fun and relaxed.

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