Gerry and Denise Anderson Named King and Queen of NC Mardi Gras

Denise & Gerry Anderson, Mardi Gras 2010Longtime Nevada City Chamber of Commerce boosters Gerry and Denise Anderson have been named as King and Queen of the 2010 Nevada City Mardi Gras Celebration.

Ray and Linda Pullizi of Nevada City have been named as Duke and Duchess for this year’s event.  The selections were announced this week by the Nevada City Mardi Gras Committee.

The honorees will join Parade Grand Marshal Bob Breck of KNCO Radio as featured guests in the 2010 Nevada City Mardi Gras Parade on Sunday, Feb. 14.  The parade rolls down Broad Street beginning at 2 p.m.

For nearly 20 years, the Andersons have been among the chamber’s most active and enthusiastic volunteers, said Executive Manager Cathy Whittlesey.

“They’re always there when you need them,” said Whittlesey.  “They’re the kind of people who roll up their sleeves and get the job done.  They always have smiles on their faces.  Their hearts are truly in Nevada City.”

Denise Anderson, who pursued a career in banking, served for 17 years as the Nevada City Chamber’s treasurer.  Gerry Anderson, a self-employed contractor, helps with special event organization and has lent his construction skills at the chamber office.

The Pulizzis have been very active volunteer supporters of Mardi Gras in recent years.  They and fellow members of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club are among the event’s most avid supporters.

Mardi Gras weekend kicks off Feb. 13 with the annual Masquerade Ball at Miners Foundry, featuring the Holcomb Brothers Band.  Tickets are $10 in advance and (if available) $15 at the door.  Contact the sponsoring Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at 265-2692 or