Masquerade Mayor’s Ball By Colleen Doherty St. Louis City Hall was delightfully decorated in purple, green and gold for the 10th annual Mayor’s Ball, a Mardi Gras Masquerade. The evening began with a VIP Reception, which led to the Grand Parade March, where Mayor Francis Slay led a group of lords and ladies down to the main floor for drinks, dancing and entertainment. The mistress and master of ceremonies were Melanie Moon and John Pertzborn, and entertainment was provided by Circus Flora, as well as Marge Evans with Coalition. Also in attendance were event CEO Stacy Hastie and chairman Ted Powers.