New Orleans will host a second line to honor late Betty White’s birthday

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans will host a second line to honor the late Betty White this month on what would have been her 100th birthday. The celebration is set for January 17 at 4 p.m. in the French Quarter.

According to the event’s Facebook page, the route will start at Bourbon Street and Canal Street, then to Ann Street and Jackson Square. The second line will be led by the Bourbon Street Brass Band.

Santa T. Claus and Carl Mack Presents are holding the event and will serve as a fundraiser for animal rescues. They set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for the costs of the second line fees. The remaining proceeds will be donated to Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans.

Participants are encouraged to bring their pets and a toy for a dog. The dog toys will be donated to Villalobos.

White died on Dec. 31, 2021. She was 99 years old.

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Marchaund Jones

Marchaund Jones

Marchaund Jones is a Digital Content Producer for Fox 8. He is a native of Prairieville and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Since graduating, he has worked for WVLA Local 33 and The Advocate in Baton Rouge. In his spare time, he enjoys going to festivals, fairs, music concerts and karaoke.