<p><br> "Laissez les bon temps roulez," reads Marie Antoinette's hat. Jenny Singsaas of Burbank, California, has made her costume for the five years that she has attended the Society of St. Anne parade. "The most wonderful thing happens on that Tuesday," says Singsaas. "There are people you only see once a year, that day, in costume, but you recognize each other and are great friends."</p>

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"Laissez les bon temps roulez," reads Marie Antoinette's hat. Jenny Singsaas of Burbank, California, has made her costume for the five years that she has attended the Society of St. Anne parade. "The most wonderful thing happens on that Tuesday," says Singsaas. "There are people you only see once a year, that day, in costume, but you recognize each other and are great friends."

Photograph by Krista Rossow

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