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PARTICIPATING KREWES: Krewe d ‘Amusement

Krewe of Karencro

Krewe of Apollo

Krewe of Oberon

Krewe D ‘Argent

Krewe of Olympus

Krewe of Attakapas

Krewe de St. Martin

Krewe of Bon Ami

Krewe of Triton

Krewe of Bonaparte

Krewe of Troubadours

Krewe of Camelot

Krewe of Versailles

Krewe Carnival en Rio

Krewe of Victoria

Krewe of Gabriel

Krewe of Xanadu

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he Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association was established in 1934 to foster, promote and coordinate Lafayette’s Mardi Gras celebration. The Association is not a Krewe, but is a board of volunteers

who produce and coordinate the City Ball and parades, including securing floats, hiring marching bands, purchasing insurance, and working with governmental agencies. The Association also produces the “Le Festival de Mardi Gras a’ Lafayette” at Cajun Field. The costs of Mardi Gras, the biggest free party in Lafayette, are borne by the various Krewes and their members, and by the Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association.

President of Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association JOHN WESLEY BORDELON

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King and Queen King Gabriel LXXV is a native of Lafayette and the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Louis Bourgeois. He has been married thirtytwo years to the former Miriam Doherty, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Paul Doherty, Sr. Dr. Bourgeois and his wife, Miriam, have two daughters: Sarah Kristin Camiolo, married to John Joseph (Jack) Camiolo, III, and Marie Yvonne Bourgeois. They are the proud grandparents of Anna Marie Camiolo, Nathaniel Jack Camiolo and James Vincent Camiolo. King Gabriel attended Our Lady of Fatima and Cathedral High Schools, Georgia Institute of Technology and Louisiana State University School of Medicine where he earned a Doctor of Medicine Degree. After an internship with L.S.U. Hospital in Lafayette, he completed a residency program in Ophthalmology through the L.S.U. Medical Center Hospital system. Dr. Bourgeois has been in the private practice of Ophthalmology in Lafayette since 1980 with a current office in the Lafayette General Surgical Hospital building where he also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Executive Committee. Since 1994, Dr. Bourgeois has served on the Board of Directors of Home Bank where he is currently board secretary. In addition, he is the managing member of Lafayette Investment Group and LabelB real estate investment corporations, and has been a member of various

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civic and professional organizations. As the son of King Gabriel XXVIII, Ralph Louis Bourgeois, Dr. Bourgeois, the 75th King Gabriel, continues a long tradition of Mardi Gras celebrations with his family. They have been involved in numerous Mardi Gras Krewes over the years. He became personally involved in Carnival at a very young age serving as a Trumpeter, Gift Bearer and Junior Duke with early Mardi Gras functions held at the old Isenberg Hall. He later served as a Horseman, Royal Duke for his two daughters and Sir Kenneth for the Order of the Troubadours Ball. Dr. Bourgeois had the honor of serving as a Royal Duke for the Mystic Krewe of Attakapas for which his mother was a board member and a Royal Maid. His father was a longtime member of Les Brigands de Lafitte. As a Royal Duke, Dr. Bourgeois escorted the Honor Maid to King Gabriel 50th in 1981. His daughter, Sarah, participated in the Krewe of Oberon-Children’s Carnival and the Order of the Troubadours Ball as a Junior Horseman, Teenage Dancer and Royal Maid. Sarah was a Debutante in the Presentation Ball of the Krewe of Gabriel and a Royal Maid in the court of King Gabriel LV in 1994. Dr. Bourgeois’

King Gabriel LXXV Richard J. Bourgeois, M.D. daughter, Marie, was a Jester in Les Amis de CODOFIL Ball, a Junior Horseman, Ringmaster, Teenage Dancer, Royal Maid and Lady Edith Plantagenet in the Order of the Troubadours Ball, a Debutante in the Presentation Ball of the Krewe of Gabriel and a Maid in the court of King Gabriel LXIV in 2003. Serving as pages to His Majesty are his grandson, Master Nathaniel Jack Camiolo, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Joseph Camiolo, III of Dallas, Texas and Master Jackson Streater Kincannon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dale Kincannon of Houston, Texas. “Carnival season in Lafayette is a wonderfully festive celebration.

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For me personally, it is a time to cherish family traditions and to honor our French heritage. Mardi Gras celebrations and parades in Lafayette are family friendly entertainment drawing large crowds that are economically beneficial to our community. It provides an excellent opportunity for the people of this great area to welcome out of town guests to highlight our abundance of good food, music, hospitality, merriment and charm that is unique to our Acadiana. I am most humbled and honored to represent the Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association as the King of Carnival in this 75th Diamond Jubilee Year.”

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the Academic Pep Rally for 2 years and was involved in numerous retreats through Campus Ministry. As a life long member of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Elizabeth participated in the Life Teen Program, taught Vacation Bible School, and served as a cantor. Elizabeth cherishes a life long love of Mardi Gras and graces the court as a third generation Carnival Royal. She was presented as a Debutante in the Krewe of Gabriel Fall Presentation Ball. In 2013, she reigned as the 59th Queen of Les Brigands de Lafitte. For generations, her family has enjoyed and participated in Lafayette Mardi Gras. The Queen’s mother, Elizabeth Busch Koke, was a Royal Maid in the Order of the Troubadours in 1984, Queen of Les Brigands de Lafitte in 1985, and reigned as Queen Evangeline LXVII in 1986. Currently, Mrs. Koke is a Board Member of the Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association. The Queen’s father, David Cathedral-Carmel School and Aloysius Koke, junior, was honored graduated with Honors from St. as a Royal Duke to King Gabriel Thomas More Catholic High School LXIV, Robert Ernest Trahan. He has in 2013. There she was an Honor been on the Board of the Krewe of Roll student, Student Council Gabriel since 2005 and is currently member and Campus Ministry serving as Commodore. David was leader all 4 years. Elizabeth was also a member of the Krewe of selected to attend Literary Rally Bonaparte. Queen Evangeline’s her senior year and was nominated brother, David, was a Royal Page to to the National Honor Society of King Gabriel LXVII, John Tolson, High School Seniors. As a member III M.D., and her younger brother, of the National Championship Henry, served as a Royal Page to Cheerleading team, she served King Gabriel LXXII, Bradley John as Captain of the Varsity squad, Chastant, M.D. Co-Captain of the JV squad and Her maternal grandfather, Freshman Representative. She was a member of the Homecoming Court Henry William Busch, junior, her senior year and was chosen as an has been a Board Member of the Krewe of Gabriel and is a Past STM Ambassador and a Breakfast of Champions Honoree. She chaired Commodore. Mr. Busch reigned as

Queen Evangeline LXXV Elizabeth Charlotte Koke Evangeline LXXV, Queen of Carnival, Elizabeth Charlotte Koke, will reign over Lafayette’s 2014 Mardi Gras festivities. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Aloysius Koke, junior. Her mother is the former Elizabeth Jean Busch. Elizabeth is the sister of David Aloysius Koke, III, Claire Mary Koke and Henry Hamilton Koke. Her Majesty is the granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. David Aloysius Koke, senior. Mrs. Koke was the former Mary Ruth Billeaud. Her maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Henry William Busch, junior. Mrs. Busch was the former Annette Marie Ducote. A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Queen Evangeline attended

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King Gabriel LVII. Her maternal grandmother, Annette Ducote Busch was a founding member of the Krewe of Attakapas. Her aunt, Charlotte Busch Cryer, was an Honor Maid in 1990 and her uncle, Henry William Busch, III, was a Royal Page to Queen Evangeline XLVII, Elizabeth Jean Busch. Additionally, the Queen’s maternal great aunt Elizabeth Busch Miller reigned as Evangeline XXIX in 1968 and her cousin Rebecca Busch Blanchet reigned as Evangeline XLVIII in 1987. The Queen’s paternal grandmother, Mary Ruth Billeaud Koke was selected Honor Maid to Evangeline X, Mary Virginia Hamilton, in 1949. Her paternal grandfather was a Royal Duke in 1956 for Gabriel XVII, Albert D. Miller. The Queen’s great grandfather, Allen Wilfred Billeaud was a long time member of the Krewe of Gabriel and served as a Royal Duke. Her maternal great grandfather, Henry William Busch, Sr. helped to promote Mardi Gras in Lafayette for many years. He was a board member of the Krewe of Gabriel and was Commodore in 1959. He reigned as King Lacassine of the Krewe of Attakapas in 1971. Her Majesty is currently a freshman at Louisiana State University majoring in Accounting. She is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and is on the Greek Board of Directors. Attending the Queen this Mardi Gras season are her Royal Pages, Master John Joseph Mendell, junior, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Joseph Mendell, senior. He is currently in the third grade at Ascension Episcopal School. Master Barrett Andrew David is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Andrew David and is in the third grade at Cathedral-Carmel School. Miss Koke is sincerely honored to reign as Queen Evangeline LXXV this carnival season and she wishes everyone a safe and fun filled Mardi Gras.

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Left to right: Honor Maid, Avery Elise Andrus, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Whitcomb Andrus, attends Louisiana State University; Margaret Michal Moss, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Riley Moss, attends Louisiana State University; Honor Maid, Eleanor Anne Cook, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Sherman Cook, attends The University of Louisiana - Lafayette

Maids to Queen Evangeline LXXV Left to right: Alixe Lydia Duplechain, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jesse Kevin Duplechain, attends Louisiana State University; Caroline Claire Strohe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Richard Strohe, attends Louisiana State University; Emily Claire Castille, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wesley Castille, attends Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services

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Left to right: Amelia Grace Zepernick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gustav Zepernick, Jr., attends The University of Notre Dame; Ashley Lytal Roth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Matthew Roth, attends Louisiana State University; Laura Read Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Read Lee, Jr., attends Mississippi State University

Maids to Queen Evangeline LXXV Left to right: Eleanor Louise Schutte, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Patrick Schutte, attends The University of Mississippi; Caroline Elizabeth Schoeffler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Todd Paul Schoeffler, attends The University of Louisiana - Lafayette; Kamryn Elise Stelly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lee Stelly, attends Louisiana State University

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Honor Duke, Mr. Thomas Randolph Juneau, an attorney with Juneau David, is married to the former Karen Fertitta

Honor Duke, Mr. Julius James Stagg IV, an attorney with Bradley and Moreau, is married to the former Denise Lorentz

Mr. Barry Francis Berthelot, Executive Vice President at Iberia Bank, is married to the former Becky Major

Mr. Paul Wesley Castille, President of Martin and Castille Funeral Home, is married to the former Denise Futral

Mr. William Daniel Hare, Facility Manager and Special Events Coordinator at The University of Louisiana - Lafayette

Mr. Joe Read Lee, Jr., General Manager of Knight Oil Tools, is married to the former Marilyn Jones

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Mr. Christopher Patrick Rader, CEO of Rader Solutions, is married to the former Jennie Caprito

Mr. Stephen Matthew Roth, in Business Development for Linear Controls, is married to the former Gerilyn Lytal

Mr. Todd Paul Schoefer, CEO of Schoefer Energy Group, is married to the former Jeanne Schwing

Mr. Kenneth Lee Stelly, President of AAA Signs, is married to the former Diane Chappuis

Mr. Thomas Richard Strohe, Medical Administrator with AMG, is married to the former Clara Roy

Mr. Richard Gustave Zepernick, Jr. , CEO of Marlin Energy, is married to the former Shelia Matte

Dukes to King Gabriel LXXV

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A native of Lafayette and graduate of Lafayette High School, Mrs. Kraft obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from LSU and the degree of Juris Doctor from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She practiced law with Mouton and Roy Law Firm, and also served as an attorney for the Community Development Program of Lafayette. Mrs. Kraft and her husband, Ralph Edward Kraft, are the parents of Elisabeth Kraft Cortez, married to David Cortez, and the grandparents of Bella Elisabeth, Anne Marie, and Audrey Elise Cortez. Active in Mardi Gras for many years, Mrs. Kraft reigned as Queen Evangeline XXVII in 1966 and also

as Queen of Les Brigands de Lafitte in 1965. She was a member of both the Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association Board of Directors and its Ladies Committee, serving as Chairperson of the Ladies Committee from 2008 to 2012. Her family’s long history of Mardi Gras participation began when her mother, Bella Chappuis Abramson, reigned as Queen Evangeline IV in 1937. Her father, Richard Chappuis Sr. reigned as King Gabriel XXXIII in 1972. Her daughter Elisabeth reigned as Queen of Les Brigands de Lafitte in 1996 and Queen Evangeline LVIII in 1997. Her husband Ralph reigned as King Gabriel LXVIII in 2007.

Active in civic activities over the years, Mrs. Kraft served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Acadiana Symphony and Conservatory of Music, the Governing Board of the Hilliard University Art Museum, and the Executive Board of the Friends of the Humanities of ULL. She is a Past President of the Lafayette Parish Bar Association Auxiliary and served as a member of the Cathedral Carmel School Board, as well as a Board Member of the St. Thomas More Athletic Backers Club. She is a Charter Member of the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way, and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the ULL Foundation.

PARADE MARSHALL - Cherie Chappuis Kraft

JESTER - Christine Elizabeth Beaullieu

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Christine is a 10th grade student at Saint Thomas More High School where she is a member of the JV Cheerleader squad, Campus Ministries, and maintains a 4.0 GPA. She is a company dancer with the Lafayette Ballet Theatre and regularly performs in productions of The Nutcracker as well as spring ballets. Serving as Jester is a dream come true for Christine. She has been watching the past jesters in awe for years and is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to perform in this very special role. She hopes to bring the fun and frivolity of the season to life in her performance.

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About the Artist

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was born in 1975 in Houston, TX, raised in Opelousas, LA and have been a resident of Lawtell, LA for the past 15 years. I am married to Monica Standberry from Lawtell, and have two boys; Theon, Jr and Malik.

I am a self-taught artist. Art is my passion and my life. I became an artist at a very young age, leading me to winning several artist contests in elementary school. From sketching in pencil or pastel, I graduated to painting and then to airbrushing. Having a deep love for art, I chose a profession on which I could utilize my artistic skills, and in 2006, I graduated from TH Harris of Opelousas as a draftsman. In 2009, I completed several housing plans and began learning how to tattoo. Currently, I am an employee at Fugro Chance, Inc. as a survey analyst and I am involved with most of the 3D projects (building 3D vessels). Still today, art captures my attention where ever I go, therefore, it is important to me that I continue to educate myself on new techniques as I strive for excellence with my art. I use many styles and techniques as I create paintings of different subject matter. I grew up watching Bob Ross, Walter Foster, Alexander and many other artists that painted on LPB (a learning TV station). These artists mostly painted wet-on-wet technique because of the short time line they had to work with. When I got a little older I realized that wet-on-wet technique isn’t the only way to paint. My curiosity grew as I discovered new styles and techniques that were out there in the world. So now at the age of 38, I have no one way about painting a picture. I have no one style or subject matter that I paint. I love to paint anything and everything, using many different techniques. I should say, whatever works to my liking then that is what I will do to create my paintings. -Theon Guillory See more of Theon Guillory’s artwork at the following websites: www.artbytheoncg.com and fineartamerica.com/profiles/theon-guillory.html Photo of Theon by Paul Kieu of The Daily Advertiser.

Opelousas artist Theon Guillory, left, submitted the winning design for the March 2, 2014 Mardi Gras Cover.

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Les Brigands de Lafitte The 60th Ball Masque of Les Brigands de Lafitte was held Feb. 1, in the Frem F. Boustany Ballroom at the Heymann Performing Arts and Convention Center. The entrance to the ballroom was highlighted with a huge graphic of the Etoile Rouge, Lafitte’s famous fighting ship, and a large likeness of Jean Lafitte. The colorful Krewe crest hung over the master of ceremonies’ podium and the backdrop depicted a beautiful scene of south Louisiana. The stage was filled with trees and foliage typical to Acadiana. The theme for this year’s ball was a “Toga Party,” and a replica of this year’s doubloon hung over center stage. As the guests arrived they were greeted by the chairman of the floor committee, Stirling Lejeune, and the ladies were each presented with laurel wreaths and escorted to their seats in the callout section. The celebration began with the traditional captain’s whistle, and Jean Lafitte entered tossing long necklaces and beach balls to the guests, followed by his trusted pirate officers carrying a huge pirate chest filled with treasures and gifts for the beautiful ladies assembled. Lafitte’s handpicked governors entered, leading the fearless brigands (their identity hidden under colorful uniforms and behind full-face masks) who paraded around the large dance floor tossing beautiful necklaces to the enthusiastic crowd. The ballroom slowly darkened and last year’s queen, Elizabeth Charlotte Koke, was recognized. Other former queens in attendance were also recognized. The dukes, each representing well-known, Roman statesmen, philosophers and other local and foreign dignitaries, paraded their way to the stage. A float depicting a chariot, drawn by two white horses, entered the ballroom with the king, Roman general and Consul Julius Caesar, riding atop, flanked by Roman Centurions. The King tossed trinkets and gold pieces to his assembled guests as he advanced to his throne. Upon reaching the stage, he stopped and acknowledged his dukes. He then toasted Jean Lafitte and took his seat on stage for the presentation of the royal maids. The queen of Les Brigands de Lafitte was announced and presented to the audience by Captain Jean Lafitte. Following the grand march and Court Dance, members of the floor committee called out the names of the ladies invited to dance with the masked pirates. General dancing followed to the music of Louisiana Red.

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ANN-RILEY LOUISE LANE Ann-Riley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Ralph Lane and is a senior at St. Thomas More High School. She is a member of Campus Ministry, the Media Ministry, Cross Roads Team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and serves as Eucharistic minister at STM and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. She was selected as STM Top Cat in 2013 and has attended several retreats around the U.S. and is planning to participate in the ProLife March in Washington, D.C.. She will travel to Puerto Rico on mission. She is a varsity cheerleader and was nominated as an All-American at SCA camp; she also attended the Contest of Champions in Walt Disney World. She is part of the St. Pius X Life Teen program and is in peer leadership ministry. Ann-Riley teaches cheer, tumbling, and trampoline classes and assists in coaching the trampoline and tumbling teams.

AMY ELISABETH BABINEAUX Amy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Paul Babineaux and is a senior at St. Thomas More High School. Amy is a varsity cheerleader and academic letterman. She serves as executive secretary on student council. She is a member of Beta Club and has been active in Campus Ministry. She is a Eucharistic minister at STM, chosen as a maid on the 2013 homecoming court and is involved in other civic and charitable projects through school.

VIRGINIA ANNE BECH Virginia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kramer Bech and is a senior at St. Thomas More High School. Virginia is a member of the STM homecoming court. She has been a cheerleader for four years and is currently serving as co-captain of the varsity squad. She has been selected as a SCA All-American cheerleader. Virginia lettered in varsity track for three years. Currently, she is an academic letterman and maintains a 3.9 GPA in full honors, advanced curriculum. She represented STM at the 2013 State Literary Rally at LSU for French III prose reading. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, student council and serves as a mentor in STM Options Program as well as a Eucharistic minister.

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CAROLINE RENEE BLANCHET Caroline is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Joseph Blanchet and is a senior at St. Thomas More High School. Caroline was the winner of the Congressional Art Competition, is a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club, and is a varsity Cheerleader. She is an academic letterman and is part of the Campus Ministry Retreat Team as well and a mentor in the STM Options Program. She has been a member of St John Evangelist youth ministry and won 2012 Cheerleader of the year award.

ELIZABETH RENEE DOMINGUE Elizabeth is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Paul Domingue and is a senior at St. Thomas More High School. She is a member of campus ministry and serves as a Eucharistic minister. She received the STM Top Cat award and is recognized as a Silver Honor student. She is currently a member of the science club and Beta Club while maintaining a 3.6 GPA in honors courses. She attended a “Day with the Doctors” program at LSU medical school.

ASHLEY ELIZABETH MOUTON LAFRANCE Ashley is the daughter of Mr. Michael Leo LaFrance and Claire Mouton Pappas. She is a senior at Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte, N.C. She is president and founder of Spreading Smiles– a club to help the children’s hospitals in Charlotte. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, is current vice-president of the French club, a member of the Charlotte Catholic High School Swim Team for four years and a member of the Special Olympics club.

ELISE MONJURE DUNAWAY Elise is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Lige Frank Dunaway III, and is a senior at St. Thomas More High School. Elise is a member of the campus ministry team and the Cornerstone retreat team. She is currently an honor art student and is a member of the French, science and art clubs at STM.

MEGHAN ELIZABETH PERKS Meghan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Craig William Perks and is a senior at St. Thomas More High School. She is a member of the National Honor Society and four-year academic letterman with a 4.0 GPA. Meghan is a four-year member of the STM Cougar band and is curently woodwind captain and clarinet section leader. She is a lifelong piano student and finished second in district rally. She is a member of French Club, Campus Ministry Retreat Team, and is a student ambassador for STM.

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JOANN LUCY TEXADA JoAnn is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Theriot Texada and is a senior at Holy Savior Menard Central High School in Alexandria, La. Lucy is an honor roll student who has been on the Golden Eaglette Dance team for three years and received a superior rating in kick. She is on the cross-country team, and was MVP in girls doubles on the

tennis team. She is on Menard Apostles for Christ team, retreat team, spiritual leadership group and serves on student council, FCA, Key Club and Beta Club.

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Scott Business Association

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he Scott Business Association celebrated its annual Mardi Gras Ball on Saturday, January 25 at the Scott Event Center with the theme Mardi Gras Masquerade. The Event center was adorned with Mardi Gras masks in the colors

Phil Faul was born and raised in Rayne. He attended school at Notre Dame in Crowley. His parents are Patsy and the late Philton “Fezzo” Faul and son, Aiden. Phil is the Co-owner of Fezzo’s Seafood Steakhouse and Oyster Bar in Crowley and Scott, Fezzo’s Off-Site Catering and Rochetto’s Pizzeria. He has been a member of the Scott Business Association for over ten years and has served on the SBA Board. He is an active member of the Louisiana Restaurant Association and the Acadiana - Louisiana Restaurant Association. He served as president of the Acadiana-Louisiana Restaurant Association in 2010 and 2011. He has served on the board since 2002. In 2006 Phil was voted the Acadiana Chapter’s Restaurateur of the year.

purple, green and gold. The masks glistened in the lights to set the mood for the night. Entertainment was provided at the entrance by a Cajun trio band to set the mood. The evening began with the SBA board members being introduced and entering as revelers. Then past royalty was introduced to continue

the revelry. Entertainment was provided by court jesters Devyn Chiasson and Sydney Boudreaux. Additional entertainment was provided by the “Scott Courir de Mardi Gras” runners dressed in authentic costumes. Reigning over the festivities were King Alexander XVIII Phillip

King Alexander XVIII Phil Faul

Queen Olivia XVIII Suzette Duplantis

Faul and Queen Olivia XVIII Suzette Duplantis. Grand Parade Marshal Troy Bergeron was introduced to the audience. After a toast to the reigning royalty the crowd was invited to enjoy the night-Joie de Vie and Allon Dedanses!!!!

Suzette Lynn Duplantis was born in Welsh, LA and raised in New Iberia. She is the daughter of Russell and Sarah Meyer and sister to Shelly the Outgoing Queen. She graduated from Catholic High School in New Iberia and received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She works for Hulco Printers as an Account Executive. Suzette has been a member of Scott Business Association since 2012 and is currently a board member. She also serves on several committees for Scott Business Association including the Royalty Committee, Fundraising Committee and Business Development Committee. Suzette is also a member of the Krewe of Olympus and is this year’s Ball Chairperson. Maid & Duke Sydney Credeur & Ron Credeur

Maid & Duke Alexé Brianne Chaiasson & Christopher Chiasson Alexe’ Brianne Chiasson is the reigning Miss Scott. She is the daughter of Chris and Brittany Chiasson of Scott. She was escorted by her father, Chris. Alexe’ is a Senior at Acadiana High School in the Business and Finance Academy, Vice President of her senior class, a member of the Renaissance Club, and captain of the Acadiana High dance team. She dances at Scott Academy of Dance.

Sydney Credeur is the reigning Junior Miss Scott. She is the daughter of Ron and Danielle Credeur. Sydney was escorted by her father, Ron. Sydney is a Sophomore at Lafayette High School in the gifted program and is currently a member of the LHS Lady Lion Softball Team and Senior Beta Club. Sydney is an Assistant Teacher at The Dance Place.

Chris Chiasson a U.S. Navy veteran currently works as a Product Development Manager at Rignet. He is also an instructor at Daigle’s Martial Arts.

Ron Credeur works for the Lafayette Utility Systems currently in the position of Transmission and Distribution General Foreman.

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Krewe of Attakapas

he Krewe of Attakapas, the first women’s carnival krewe in Lafayette, held its 46th annual carnival ball, “Ceremonial Robes,” on Saturday night, February 8, 2014 at Frem Boustany Convention Center. Reigning over the festivities were Queen Karakondye XLVI, and King Lacassine XLVI, Noble Chieftain of the Attakapas, Mr. Patrick Dennis McCarthy. Mr. McCarthy, a Certified Public Accountant, is a native of Lafayette, a graduate of Cathedral High School, the University of Southwestern Louisiana and University of Denver. He served as an Instructor at LSU-E School of Business and as Adjunct Instructor of Accountancy at USL and UL-L. Mr. McCarthy is a life member of American Institute of C.P.A’s., a past member of its governing council, past president of the Society of Louisiana C.P.A.’s, the State Board of C.P.A.’s and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. Mr. McCarthy was a member of St. Thomas More High School’s Inaugural School Board, was the Inaugural recipient of USL’s School of Accountancy Distinguished Service Award and has served on the Executive Advisory Council to USL’s and UL-L’s School of Business. He is a lector at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. He served on the Board of Directors and as a Royal Duke for the Krewe of Gabriel. He is a past Royal Duke and Floor Committee member of the Krewe of Attakapas and Floor Committee member for Brigands de Lafitte. He is married to the former Sharon Voorhies. They have three children, Maureen M. Perks, Douglas P. McCarthy; and Brian T. McCarthy, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Cahoula, Captain of the Krewe, prepared guests for an evening of celebration of Ceremonial Robes. The fun-loving Laughing Water, muse of the Krewe, entertained with her antics. Six noble warriors escorted the Daughters of the Attakapas, each of whom portrayed a Ceremonial Robe. Mr. Mark Anthony Broussard, Jr., Account Manager at Tetra Technologies, Inc., escorted the Daughter of the Attakapas representing the Robe of the Bison. Mr. Kevin Michael Patrick McKay, Chairman of the Board for IOS Holdings, Inc., escorted the Daughter of the Attakapas representing the Robe of the Butterfly. Dr. Henry Joseph Kaufman, IV, general surgeon and surgical oncologist with Surgical Specialists of Lafayette, escorted the Daughter of the Attakapas representing the Robe of the Fish. Mr. Kyle Liney Mark Gideon, an attorney and a

partner in the Davidson, Meaux Law Firm, escorted the Daughter of the Attakapas representing the Robe of the Eagle. Mr. Bradford Lane Cohen, a C. P. A., President of Cohesive Connections, LLC, escorted the Daughter of the Attakapas representing the Robe of the Crane. Mr. John Lloyd (Jay) Chase, Jr. Architect and President of Chase Marshall Architects, escorted the Daughter of the Attakapas representing the Robe of the Spirited Dancer.

KING LACASSINE XLVI, Mr. Patrick Dennis McCarthy, QUEEN KARAKONDYE XLVI

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Dr. Henry Joseph Kaufman, IV Robe of the Fish

Mr. Kevin Michael Patrick McKay Robe of the Buttery

Mr. Kyle Liney Mark Gideon Robe of the Eagle

Mr. John Lloyd (Jay) Chase, Jr. Robe of the Spirited Dancer

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Mr. Bradford Lane Cohen Robe of the Crane

Mr. Mark Anthony Broussard, Jr. Robe of the Bison

Laughing Water

Cahoula, Captain of the Krewe

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Order of the Troubadours Ball 2014 FLOAT RIDERS: Seated: Margaret Allene Morvant, Isabella Maria Pecoraro Standing: Emily Anne Broussard, Max Alfred Prellop, Azalie Rose Crain, Addison Renée Delhomme, Kane Marshall Babin, Mamie Elizabeth Searcy

RICHARD COEUR DE LION AND BERENGARIA OF NAVARRE WITH ROYAL ATTENDANTS: Richard Coeur de Lion: Peter Michael John Berengaria of Navarre: Francesca Anne Piccione Attendants: Matthew Thomas Broussard, Lucy Michael John, Briley Elizabeth Herpin, Madeleine Burts Justus JUNIOR ATTENDANTS: Kneeling: Noah Aaron Justus Middle row: Olivia Claire Topham, Caroline Elizabeth Burnell, Estelle Caroline Anselmo, Maisy Lee Prellop, Isabella Grace Blanchard, Caroline Ava Delhomme Back row: Nicholas Joseph Blanchard, Julia Genevieve Haydel, Mazie Camille Movassaghi, Jordyn Michelle Arceri, Griffin Flagg Warren

SPECIAL CHARACTER: Father Christmas with Attendants: Sitting: Layla Lynn Dyer (Ivy), Ashley Faye Matt (Holly) Standing: Josie Clare Movassaghi (Mistletoe Fairy), Father Christmas: Mark Anthony Broussard, Jr., Olivia Louise Falterman (Sugar Plum Fairy)

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SIR KENNETH AND LADY EDITH AND ATTENDANTS: Sir Kenneth: David Mitchell John Lady Edith: Rebecca Lillian Fontenot Attendants: Tyler Camille Harson, Emma Childress Warren, Juliet Elizabeth Cieslak, Jacob Henry Cieslak

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Order of the Troubadours Royal Maids

“HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND” Her Grace Alyssa Glenn of the House of Craton Royal Duke James Michael Craton

“VALLEYS OF WALES” Her Grace Juliet Elise of the House of Mills Royal Duke William Parkerson Mills III

“RIVERS OF LINCOLNSHIRE” Her Grace Oakley Neyland of the House of Montgomery Royal Duke Thomas Joseph Montgomery, M.D.

“SHORES OF THE ISLE OF MANN” Her Grace Mary Kathryn of the House of Warren Royal Duke Jonathan Scott May

“RAINS OF IRELAND” Her Grace Janine Michelle of the House of Leblanc Royal Duke John Bradford Leblanc

“SNOWS OF NORTH YORKSHIRE” Her Grace Claudia Ann of the House of Killeen Royal Duke Patrick Sean Killeen

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he Krewe of Bonaparte was established in 1972 to help promote the tradition of Mardi Gras in Acadiana and to encourage Lafayette’s young citizens to participate in Mardi Gras. The first event was a summer cocktail party held Saturday August 5, 1972 at Oakbourne Country Club.

Although the Krewe of Bonaparte was established in 1972, it was not until five years later, in 1977, when its first monarchs, Napoleon and Josephine, were selected. In 1983 the ball captain, Marquis de Lafayette, and royalty court, four maids and four dukes were added to the selection and this format remains the same today. The names of the royalty are kept a secret until two weeks before Mardi Gras. The current board and officers of the Krewe wish to thank those original founders and all of the hundreds of volunteers, who over the years have made the Krewe of Bonaparte one of, if not the best, Mardi Gras krewes in Louisiana. The Krewe has six major annual events a year. The season begins with a Fall Cocktail Party for new and returning members. A few months later a pre-parade party is held for members, followed by the Krewe’s parade of over 20 floats on the Saturday evening preceding Mardi Gras. Bonaparte’s Premier Coronation Ball is held at the Cajundome Convention Center, on Lundi Gras. On Mardi Gras day the krewe hosts an allday garden party for members and guests on the parade route to enjoy the day’s festivities. The final event of the year is the very well attended “Krewefish Boil” in late spring.

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L’EMPEREUR NAPOLEON XXXVIII MARTIN JOHN AUDIFFRED

LE PREMIER BRETT HUNTER TRAHAN

L’IMPERATRICE JOSEPHINE XXXVIII LEE TWYMAN AUDIFFRED

Krewe of Bonaparte Announces Royalty 2014

MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE HAROLD JAMES ANDRÉ COMEAUX, JR.

ROYAL MAID PAMELA BOUTTE ANDRUS

ROYAL MAID STEPHANIE SYNSATAYAKUL BLANCHARD

ROYAL MAID MICHELLE ROBIN GUIDRY

ROYAL MAID CYNTHIA KAY SELF

ROYAL DUKE MICHAEL WAYNE COTTAM

ROYAL DUKE MILTON CLEVELAND FUQUA, JR.

ROYAL DUKE CHRISTOPHER CYRIL LANE

ROYAL DUKE CHAD DAVID TRAHAN

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Krewe of Xanadu

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Darryl J. Myers King Xanadu XXIV

he Krewe of Xanadu held its 24th annual ball at 8:00 pm, Friday, February 28, 2014 in the Cajundome Convention Center. The ball was dedicated to Liz Trahan, King Xanadu II George Rodrigue, Mark Rosenzweig and David Henry. The American Flag was presented by Dwayne Guidry and the Louisiana flag was presented by Dennis Pontiff. Singing the “Star Spangled Banner” were Carrie Fite Leonard and Leah Fite Sullivan. The theme of the ball was “Xanadu’s Celestial Calendar”. Xanadu’s royal court represented various aspects of the Zodiac. The Xanadu Amusers opened the night of festivities parading down the runway to the sound of Mardi Gras music. Entertainment included Xanadu’s krewe members, the “Xanadudettes” performing various musical numbers. Reigning over the festivities were Queen Xanadu XXIV, Lori LeBlanc Landry, and King Xanadu XXIV,

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Lori L. Landry Queen Xanadu XXIV

Darryl Joseph Myers. Lori LeBlanc Landry is Accounting/Land Manager of Bean Resources, Inc. and co-owner of Big Shot Promotions, LLC. She is married to David James Landry and has one son, Colby Matthieu. Darryl Joseph Myers is owner of M&J Valve Services, Inc. He is married to Lena Bertrand Myers. They have two children, Blaire Myers and Jonathon Myers. Xanadu’s Captain, Sandy Huval, made her grand entrance as the Goddess of the Zodiac. Sandy is an Assistant Principal at Erath High School. She is married to Kelly Huval and they have one son Timothy. In the magical world of Xanadu, anything is possible. Copper, Emerald, Silver and Turquoise filled the Convention Center. Each member of the Royal Court, Xanadu’s nine Greek Muses, represented one of the Zodiac signs. Cydney Begnaud, Urania, Xanadu’s head Muse, represented Gemini and was escorted by

Glenn Begnaud. Dr. Julie Broussard, Terpsichore, represented the sign Sagittarius and was escorted by Dr. Brad Broussard. Representing Cancer was Cindy Cobb, Thalia, escorted by Darrell Cobb. Stephanie Fakier, Clio, represented Leo and was escorted by Norman Fakier. Lenora Krielow, Calliope, represented the sign Aries and was escorted by Ed Krielow. Representing Libra was Sandra LeBouef, Polyhymnia, escorted by Ronnie LeBouef. Joan Moody, Erato, portrayed Pisces and was escorted by William Moody, III. Barbara Richard, Euterpe, represented the sign Taurus and was escorted by Robert Richard Representing Scorpio was Lane Walker, Melpomene, escorted by Dr. James Walker. Messenger for the ball was Olivia Gordon, godchild of King Xanadu XXIV, Darryl Myers.

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Visiting the court were president of the Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association, John W. Bordelon and his wife Suzanne. Also visiting were Lafayette CityParish Chief Administrative Officer Dee Stanley and his wife Blue Rolfes.

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Cydney Begnaud Gemini (Head Muse)

Lenora Krielow Aries

Stephanie Fakeir Leo

Sandra Lebouef Libra

Lane Walker Scorpio

Joan Moody Pisces

Barbara Richard Taurus

Cindy Cobb Cancer

Dr. Julie Broussard Sagitarrius

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Krewe of Victoria afayette - The Krewe of Victoria celebrated its 21st annual ball and tableau in the Lafayette Convention Center. The theme, “Bayou Treasures”, was a journey through the colorful “Sud de la Louisiane”. With our reigning majesties overseeing the imperial soirée Louisiane, Queen Victoria XXI, Mrs. Patricia Foyle Johnson, and her royal consort, Prince Albert XXI, Mr. Gerald Joseph Guilbeaux, ruled with true

Southern charm. Prince Albert XIX, Ray Trahan, welcomed guests and introduced the evening’s Emcees, our very own Krewe member, Laurie Suire and husband, Jay Suire who hail from Crowley and are members of “Crowley Town Club Mardi Gras Ball” of which they serve as Emcees for their ball as well. Our beautiful Queen Victoria XXI, Patricia Foyle Johnson, cannot claim to be a native of Lafayette but does claim to be a “Born Again Cajun”! Born in North Louisiana, she grew up in Southeast Texas, and eventually settled in Lafayette. She received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Lamar University in Beaumont and soon owned and managed a social service/counseling organization in Texas with her husband, Don. They are semi-retired but own and manage a casino and video gaming company from home. She loves volunteering and is a devoted supporter of the Friends of Music and the performing arts. Many people do not know that she has been a trail bike rider, a certified scuba diver, and a licensed private pilot. She claims this is the ultimate Mardi Gras experience when an adult can play a part of a childhood fantasy of “let’s pretend” and “playing dress-up”, making all childhood dreams come true. Mardi Gras is Tich and Don’s passion thus they belong to several Krewes. They were 2005 Duchess and Duke of Krewe of Victoria and Don was 2010 Prince Albert XVII. Even their canine, Mia was Parade Marshall of Krewe des Chiens in 2012. Just like the Queen enjoys “let’s pretend”, her precious attendants were able to become a “Princess for the day” as well. Attendants to the Queen were Misses Cameryn Nicole O’Quain, Alyssa Rose Peters, Juliette Cécile Cheramie, and Elizabeth Mary Harrell. Cameryn is the daughter of Victorian member Amy Guilbeaux O’Quain and husband Mike O’Quain, and granddaughter of our Prince Albert XXI, Gerald Guilbeaux and his wife, Beth.

Alyssa is the daughter of Pam and husband, Thomas Peters and granddaughter of Queen Victoria II, Lynn Crochet and Prince Albert XIV, Michael Crochet. Elizabeth Mary Harrell is the daughter of Victorian member Lisa Meza Harrell and her husband Greg Harrell, and granddaughter of Victoria President, Dr. Teresa Ibarra Meza, and her husband, Prince Albert VII, Dr. Luis Meza. Juliette Cécile Cheramie is the daughter of Victorian member Jacqui and husband, René Cheramie. Prince Albert XXI, Mr. Gerald Joseph Guilbeaux, who is indeed one of our grand “Bayou Treasures”, hails from Carencro, an authentic Cajun who speaks his ancestral Cajun French tongue with much pride. He is fondly known in our community as a State Farm Agent, and also through his generous gift of many talents with the Friends of Music, the Lafayette Concert Band, Kiwanis Club, and on many occasions, as a Valet to Prince Albert. Prince Gerald is best known as a first-rate conductor; he performs regularly in fine tux and tails with the Lafayette Concert Band, and many call him the “Music Man of Lafayette”! He describes himself as energetic, organized, and an all-around “nice guy”. He says many folks do not know he coached a girls’ State Championship soccer team. He embodies the true qualities of a renaissance man, who pays attention to all manner of fine things, such as wine, art, music and women! Yes, the woman is his life and by his side is his wife of 42 years, Beth Hansen Guilbeaux. Three other women light up his life as well; his daughters Amy, Chrissy, and Lynn. Prince Gerald and Beth also have 6 grandchildren: Carly Renée and Cameryn Nicole O’Quain; Lucien Howard IV and Lillian Elise Bone; and Mark Wayne and Addison Christine Thompson. Valets to Prince Albert XXI who served the monarch were true “Cajuns-atheart” - Valets Ray Benoit, Rickey Hebert, John Lavin, Arthur Marullo, Jim Reinhardt, and Chris Villemarette. They took great pleasure in guiding and entertaining the Royal monarchs and their subjects with a reenactment of a medieval Mardi Gras tradition, called “Courier de Mardi Gras”! This pre-Lenten tradition is a period of ceremonial begging from farm to farm to collect ingredients for a communal feast on the last day before the Lenten season begins. The Krewe of Victoria transformed the Lafayette Convention Center ballroom into a magnificent view of the mystique of south Louisiana. The stately

PRINCE ALBERT XXI Gerald Joseph Guilbeaux QUEEN VICTORIA XXI Patricia Foyle Johnson

Alyssa Rose Peters, Cameryn Nicole Quain, Juliette Cécile Cheramie, Elizabeth Mary Harrell

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Plantation home with surrounding native Louisiana Oaks and flower gardens was part of a display of natural waterways, lovely wildflowers, migratory birds, tasty scents of the blending cultural cuisines, and upbeat musical sounds of south Louisiana. It was a showcase of beauty and uniqueness set along the mystical bayous and the mighty Mississippi River, all prepared for a Louisiana adventure to satisfy the dream of the sovereign Queen to visit and learn about the treasures of Louisiana. Her ultimate quest was to bring home treasures of this lovely “Belle Louisiane” to create a museum for all of England to learn more about the famous south Louisiana they knew little about. So how did Queen Victoria get invited on this tour of Louisiana? It was due to the powerful intuition of Louisiana’s Voodoo Queen, Marie Lauveau. She could feel in her gut the vibes of the Queen’s desire to visit Louisiana to learn about this scared place she heard so much about, a place the British lost after the American Revolution. So Lauveau turned to the illustrious “Dame Commander” known only as the “secret sister” to Queen Victoria”. The invitation was sent to the Queen and promptly Queen Victoria and her entourage prepared to sojourn to Louisiana for the Grand Ball planned just for her enjoyment. And as Louisianan’s who always manage to entertain with such grand finesse with lots of pomp and circumstance, the lovely magnificent ball was just what the Queen thought it would be as she learned the meaning of “Laissez les bon temps rouler,” while experiencing the unique mystery of “La Belle Louisiane”! Her goal was accomplished as her duchesses helped unearth the best of the Louisiana. Dr. Teresa Ibarra Meza, president of the Krewe, joined everyone in bidding farewell to last year’s monarchs, Queen Victoria XX, Carolyn Bean Guilbeaux and Prince Albert XX, James Merrill Poche, and their royal court of 2013. The Dame Commander appeared as a High Priestess’s Voodoo Doll empowered by Voodoo Queen, Marie Lauveau. The Voodoo doll spread her voodoo powers over the Soirée guest with her potent “Silver Stick Pin”. The Dame Commander directed the pageantry as it unfolded all for the Queen’s pleasure. The Duchesses begin the presentation of the mystical “Bayou Treasures” to showcase the incredible beauty for the Queen’s viewing. First on the scene, was the graceful couple, Duchess Sarah Elizabeth Boudreaux escorted by her father, Duke James Wade Boudreaux. Duchess Sarah, warmly glowing in soft pink, began the pageant representing a rare species of the Avian class, the colorful and exquisite Roseate Spoonbill. Duchess Rebecca Privat arrived escorted by Duke Travis Dale Priour. Tall and majestic, she displayed the lovely Louisiana state wildflower, the “Louisiana Iris”, as bright and lovely in royal purple as the famous masses of wild Iris that adorn the swamps and bayous of Louisiana. Duchess Sylvia LeBoeuf Broussard, escorted by her husband, Duke Wally Dean Broussard, sashayed in next representing Louisiana’s Music, tunes that no one can help but tap their feet when they hear it played. Her dress was adorned

Rebecca Privat

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Melinda Merckle

Karen Clark

with a display of Louisiana musical instruments such as accordions, fiddles and horns. Next to enter was Duchess Karen Jean Leger Clark, escorted by her husband, Duke J.N. Clark. She represented the “Seafood of Louisiana”, showcasing the State of Louisiana wild Crustacean, crawfish; the symbol of our freewheeling culinary culture. This may be the reason she came out crawfishing! Ending the presentation, Duchess Melinda Joy Melancon Merckle escorted by her husband, Duke Steven Douglas Merckle, proudly represented the many waterways of Louisiana, but specifically the powerful, navigable waterway that runs through Louisiana, the mighty Mississippi! King Gabriel LXXV sent an invitation to the Royal Couple to attend the Mardi Gras Ball of the Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association. To accomplish this task, Master Zachary Jack Mishlove, delivered it to the Majesties. He is the son of Pam and husband Thomas Peters, and grandson of Queen Victoria II, Lynn Vincent Crochet, and Prince Albert XIV, Michael Paul Crochet. Under the direction of Renee Borne, the Krewe of Victoria’s Dance Troupes, the Victoriettes and Victors, entertained the court and guests by dancing the Cajun two-step, waltz and zydeco jive. The Victors surprised guest, entering as Duck Dynasty characters, to complete the entertainment for the evening. After the Royal Court’s Grand March and Royalty Dance, Queen Victoria XXI and Prince Albert XXI invited all to dance to the music of “Louisiana Red”. A great ending to a wonderful Louisiana soirée - a “Fais Do Do”, Louisiana style!

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(Top L-R) Ricky Hebert, Arthur Marullo, Chris Villemarette, Ray Benoit (Bottom L-R) John Lavin, Jim Reinhart

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Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival, Inc. King Toussaint L’Ouverture LVI: Rollan Levi Moore

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Queen Suzanne SImonne’ LVI: Gabrielle Naloni-Marie Stewart

afayette Mardi Gras Festival, Inc. held its 56th annual pageant and ball at 8:00 PM, February 15, 2014, in the Heymann Performing Arts Center Ballroom. The theme of the pageant was “King Toussaint Visits Louisiana Festivals.”

Reigning over the festivities were King Toussaint L’Ouverture LVI, Rollan Levi Moore and Queen Suzanne Simonne’ LVI, Gabrielle NaloniMarie Stewart. King Toussaint, Rollan Levi Moore, is the son of Sandra L. Moore and Quentin Moore, Sr. He is a graduate of Northside High School, received his bachelor’s degree and alternative certification from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and attained his master’s of education degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Education Program at ULL. As Academic and Behavior Coordinator at Alice Boucher Elementary School, Mr. Moore is responsible for working with students, parents and staff to increase academic and behavior progress. In addition to his work at Alice Boucher, he is also event supervisor at the Heymann Performing Arts Center. He’s a member of 100 Black Men of Greater Lafayette and has received the Men of Excellence Award for public service and Teacher of the Year Award for

his work at Washington Elementary. Queen Suzanne, Gabrielle Naloni-Marie Stewart is the daughter of Nicole Malbreaux and Nathaniel Stewart. She is a senior at Lafayette High School and is a member of the Latin Club, LHS Strings Ensemble and Vice President of PRIDE. She also participates in the ULL Symphony Orchestra and Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra. She’s a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and sings in the church’s choir. She plans to have a career as a Forensic Chemist and has been awarded scholarships to Loyola University and Xavier University. The King’s Royal Pages were: Jayden Lusk, Keton Dugas, Jr., and Da’vontate Pete. The queen’s attendants were: Nasia Mouton, Courtney Johnson, and Talayja George. The narrator for the evening was Nelda Boswell Broussard. President Albert Babineaux, Jr., called the pageant to order, introduced Krewe members and welcomed guests to the annual gala. Lafayette City Parish CAO, Dee Stanley presented a proclamation and keys to the city. King Toussaint L’Ouverture LV, Morris St. Julien, III and Queen Suzanne Simonne’ LV, Danice Paul, presented medallions to the new King and Queen. The annual ball followed visits by the royal court.

Left to Right: Back row: Keton Dugas, Jr., Da’vontate Pete, King Rollan Moore, Queen Gabrielle Stewart, Nasia Mouton, and Courtney Johnson. Front row: Jayden Lusk and Talayja George

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Lady In Waiting Danika Gary

Little King

Timothy Cotton, II

Jester

Karlay Smith

Royal Prince and Princess L-R: Kylee Rubin, Royal Princess

Krystian Broussard, Royal Prince Bralen Trahan, Cayden Willis, Bryan WIlliams. Not pictured: Raegan Charles

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Little Queen

Sincere Bellard

Little Princess & Little Prince

Bugler

Carley Hackworth

King’s Attendants L-R: Jayden Lusk, Da’vontate

Jaidence Mouton & Dalyn Mouton

Pete, King Rollan Moore, Keton Dugas, Jr.

Boudin Festival Princess L-R: Trinitee Jones, Garyian

Crawfish Festival Princess L-R: SyNae Howard, Kylee

Hypolite, Boudin Princess Claudasha Watson, Duke Ryan Bernard, Gerard Dixon and Kye Angelle

Arceneaux, Crawfish Princess Hailey Batiste, Arielle Nicholas, and Nyluh Boutte. Not pictured: Ayden Myree’

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Messenger

Ashanti Alfred

Queen’s Attendants L-R: Nasia Mouton, Talayja

George, Queen Gabrielle Stewart, Courtney Johnson

Strawberry Festival Princess L-R: A’myiah Thomas, Alaya Benoit, Strawberry Princess Jasmine Shillow, Makaila Lemelle, and Aniyah Hamilton

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Krewe of Triton

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Upon entering the dome, he gave the command that merriment and celebration be the order of the evening.

The Krewe of Triton celebrated its thirty Fifth ball and tableau at the Lafayette Cajundome Saturday, March 1. The theme of the ball was “Let Freedom Ring” depicting the American Heroes and the legends that help shape our great nation. Red, white, and blue blended perfectly with traditional purple, green, and gold of Mardi Gras making for a festive and patriotic atmosphere. Ball Captain William Ritchey, representing George Washington, arrived on his customized parade float accompanied by rocket’s red glare and several fireworks.

King Triton XXXV Fernando Luis Alemany M.D. is married to Rocha Alemany and together they have a daughter, Laura Alemany, who reigned as Queen Triton XXVIII. He is a physician specializing in internal medicine and has served as chief of staff at Doctors’ Hospital of Opelousas. He is a graduate of the School of

BALL CAPTAIN William Ritchey-George Washington

ROYAL MESSENGER Kylie Ritchey

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Reigning over the ball were King and Queen Triton XXXV, Dr. Fernando Luis Alemany, and his beautiful consort, Kyla Joy Lemaire.

KING TRITON XXXV Fernando Luis Alemany

QUEEN TRITON XXXV Kyla Joy Lemaire

ROYAL COURT Cailyn Ritchey, Charlotte Doucet,Ava Arceneaux, Eva Grae McDonald, Natalia Hughes,Anna Fung, Camille Swilley, Olivia Swilley

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Medicine at Louisiana State University and did his residency at University Medical Center in Lafayette.

Triton were Charlotte Doucet, Olivia Swilley, Camille Swilley, and Ava Arceneaux

His hobbies include hunting, competitive shooting, and gourmet cooking. He is a benefactor of the National Rifle Association.

The Royal Dukes and Maids then made their way into the Cajundome on their individual floats which included Edward Turner and Meagon Marks (Paul Revere & Betsy Ross), Blaine & Rita Goodrich (Andrew Jackson & Liberty Bell), Patrick & Desiree Doucet (George Custer & Sadie the Civil War Lady), Michael & Joyce Casey (Teddy Roosevelt & Suffragette), Blake Ritchey & Barbara Alleman (Bomber Pilot & Rosie the Riveter), with Timothy & Allison Arceneaux rounding out the tableau as GI Joe and USO Lady.

Queen Triton XXXV Kyla Joy Lemaire is the daughter of Dana and Alvin Lemaire of Rayne. The Queen is a graduate of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette with a bachelor of science in fashion marketing with a minor in business. She is presently employed at Turnkey Title & Escrow LLC. Kyla is a member of St Joseph’s Church in Rayne, and enjoys reading, dancing, and working out. Queen Triton XXXV has had the honors of being a Royal Page, Royal Maid, and Captain’s Assistant in past Krewe of Triton Balls. Her Grandfather, Jim Camel was King Triton XVII, and her sister Keely was Queen Triton XXIX. To represent this year’s patriotic theme, the royal court’s hues of turquoise and silver complimented the theme colors of red, white and blue. King and Queen Triton XXXV also carried the traditional silver scepters, and wore the crown, mantles and collars of the Krewe. Members of the royal court included the King’s pages Anna Claire Fung, Cailyn Ritchey, Natalia Hughes, and Eva Grae McDonald. Attending Queen

PAUL REVERE & BETSY ROSS Meagon Marks & Edward Turner

The Royal Messenger from King Gabriel, Kylie Ritchey, arrived with a proclamation inviting King and Queen Triton to the Krewe of Gabriel’s ball to be held the evening of Mardi Gras. Upon presentation of the royal court, the evening culminated in Triton’s annual mini-parade complete with fire trucks, marching bands, floats, and fireworks. The Dukes and Maids once again made their way around the Cajundome aboard their floats accompanied by the Merry Men of Triton doing their usual crazy antics. Beads, cups, flowers, stuffed animals, and doubloons were heaped upon the guests. Upon the completion of the parade, the members and their guests danced the night away to music provided by Louisiana Red.

USO GIRL & GI JOE Allison Arceneaux & Timothy Arceneaux

ROSIE THE RIVITER & BOMBER PILOT Barbara Alleman & Blake Ritchey

TEDDY ROOSEVELT & SUFFRAGETTE Joyce Casey & Michael Casey

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LIBERTY BELL & ANDREW JACKSON Rita Goodrich & Blaine Goodrich

CIVIL WAR BELLE & GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER Desiree Doucet & Patrick Doucet

The Krewe of Triton was founded and held its first annual Tableau and Ball in 1980. The initial philosophy of the Krewe is that Triton is a “working man’s krewe” that welcomes all who want to enjoy the fun and merriment of Mardi Gras.

The membership consists of men over the age of 21. Rather than pick our royal court based upon a point system as many traditional krewes do, our founders chose to return to the original method of random luck. Each member who wishes to be on the Royal court may place their name, for a fee, in a drawing to determine who will be chosen. The Royalty is then determined by random drawing from all qualifying candidates.

Our Ball and Tableau are presented in a modified version of a debutante style. After the Captain is presented and kicks off the Tableau, The King and Queen are presented to reign over the presentation of the Royal Court. The members of the Royal Court are each costumed to represent a facet of the current year’s theme. The Royal Maid is usually a young lady presented by her Royal Duke (often her father or a family friend), however, wives and adult ladies are also welcome to be Royal Maids. During the pageant, members of our Royalty are presented on customized floats made for the interior of the Cajundome arena. After the Tableau, our krewe rolls an indoor parade hosted by its crazy Merry Men showering the crowd with throws from their own squad floats. The parade has live marching bands, fire trucks, and police escorts included in the indoor setting of the Cajundome. Following the parade, the evening is capped off with dancing the night away to live music. The Krewe of Triton is also a participant the Friday Night Parade and fields several floats for this event. Our parade is open to Krewe members and their friends who may ride for a fee and provide their throws. There is a pre and post parade party included in the festivities. In addition to the annual ball, our Krewe of Triton hosts several other parties and membership functions throughout the year. These include the choosing and coronation of our King, Queen and Royal Court, the annual Summer Steak Supper (to welcome new members), fall social, and the 12th Night Celebration. Oh, about our name...... Triton is the Greek God of the Sea. Half man, half fish. His mystical powers and strength rule the seas and all bodies of water. We pay homage to the sea, for it is such an integral part of our life and leisure in South Louisiana. For more information on the Krewe of Triton, please visit our website, www.kreweoftriton.com or our Facebook page.

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he Eighth Annual Tableau and Ball of Krewe d’Amusement took place on February 1, 2014 at the Cajundome Convention Center. The tableau was a spectacular red carpet event honoring the best of the best in motion pictures. The 8th grade Kings and Queens represented several coveted cinematic award categories. The 7th grade Princesses’ attire depicted the wellknown phrase: ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ The Lords and Ladies of the 5th and 6th grade represented a multitude of film categories from animation to musicals. The younger children captured the sheer joy of going to the movies. From buying a ticket to sitting down with your soda and popcorn, there is no greater comfort! In addition, the rest of the krewe members proudly depicted a well-known character in an award-winning movie. The tableau concluded as enthusiastic and cheering spectators gathered near the runway for a flash-filled paparazzi moment as the krewe members threw trinkets and beads to their many adoring fans. As in true Hollywood fashion, the post show ball was the hottest place to be! With security teams in place to grant entrance to only those on the ‘A’ list, the guests could enjoy each other’s company as they ate and danced the night away!

QUEEN JULIA MARIE HART BEST ACTRESS

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QUEEN KINLEY ANN FREY BEST PICTURE

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KING JAMES ANTHONY WAY BEST ACTOR

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KING JACOB MICHAEL BREAUX BEST PRODUCER

QUEEN AVA TATJE PRUDHOMME BEST MAKEUP ARTIST

KING BRADY JAMES HYDE BEST DIRECTOR

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PRINCESS VICTORIA DUPRE LIGHTS

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PRINCESS SAVANNAH SMITH ACTION

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LADY KRISTEN BARBIER MUSICAL

LADY LAUREN DOMINGUE CLASSICAL

LADY KATIE LAMKIN ROMANCE

LADY KATHERINE LEBLANC ANIMATION

LADY TAYLOR MONTZ FANTASY

LADY AMELIA SUMMERHAYS DRAMA

LORD JACKSON HADER SPORTS

LADY ANNA WAY AVANTE GARDE

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LORD PATRICK MALONEY COMEDY

LADY ASHLEY HYDE FORIEGN

LORD KAVE GUIDRY WAR

LORD COLIN CASTILLE CRIME-GANGSTER

LADY CLAIRE HADER ADVENTURE

LADY EMILY LEBLANC MYSTERY

CLARA HART MERRY MAKER

GRACE COMEAUX MERRY MAKER

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DEMI LEMAIRE MATILDA

LUKE LEMAIRE ROCKY

KENZIE WEXLER SOUND OF MUSIC

ELIANA DEL TORO PRINCESS DIARIES

GABRIELA DEL TORO PRINCESS BRIDE

ANTHONY RUSSO KARATE KID

AUDREY DUPLECHIN GREASE

GABBY LALANDE HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL

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BRANDON LEBLANC URBAN COWBOY

JACK MALONEY INDIANA JONES

OLIVIA WAY WIZARD OF OZ

CAMERON ADANIA TICKETS

REAGAN ADANIA GUYS AND DOLLS

AMELIE BIENVENU HAIRSPRAY

CAMILLE BIENVENU ANNIE

ELLA TORPY THE KING AND I

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MADELINE TORPY CANDY FAIRY

TRE’ DANOS SODA

GRACE HUNTER IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

CAROLINE RAMON BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S

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WILLIAM GOFORTH POPCORN

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ELLIE GOUTIERREZ GONE WITH THE WIND

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Krewe des Jeunes Amis

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e Krewe Des Jeunes Amis was established in 1996 with the idea that all children should be the King or Queen of their Krewe. Each year, our 7th and 8th graders reign as Kings and Queens. They choose their countries, fabrics, colors and even design their own costumes. This year Krewe des Jeunes Amis held its 18th annual ball and pageant at 7:00 on Saturday, February 1st at the Ramada Ballroom. The theme of the ball was “A Night Under the Sea”. Our 2014 Ball Captain was Raoul Blanco, a native of Puerto Rico, and prominent New Orleans haute couture designer, is this year’s Captain of the Ball. Raoul came to New Orleans in 2002, after many successful years as a haute couture designer in New York and California. While in New York, Raoul worked with noted designer Liz Claiborne and his designs were featured in many high-end stores such as Henri Bendel, Lillie Rubin, Peggy Peters, and Betty Bass. After moving to New

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Orleans, Raoul had the honor of designing the inaugural gown and suit of Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Louisiana’s first woman governor. Raoul continues to design and make custom pieces for clients worldwide and throughout Louisiana. Thank you, Raoul, for spending the evening with Krewe des Jeune Amis. Reigning over the festivities were the Krewe’s 8th Graders: England - Queen Elizabeth IX- Emily Rose Stevens, Belgium - King Leopold V - John Marvin Verzwyvelt and Queen Astrid III - Jillian Elizabeth Verzwyvelt, Scotland - King Alexander V - Jacob Ladd Allain and Queen Margaret VI Emmaline Katherine Leleux, Switzerland - King Eric I - Bennett Steven Lanza and Queen Sigrid I - Tatum Elizabeth Guidry, Tonga - King Kakoua George I - Stonewall Lee Johnson and Queen Lavinia Velongo I - Casey Ann Roach, Sweden - King Carl III - Blake Landon Dauterive and Queen Sylvia III - Greer Clarkson Leleux, Monaco - Princess Grace V - Caroline Claire Frentz, Denmark - King

BELGIUM KING LEOPOLD V John Marvin Verzwyvelt QUEEN ASTRID III Jillian Elizabeth Verzwyvelt

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Frederik II - Garrett Christopher Schoeffler and Queen Margrethe II - Olivia Katherine Matherne, Austria - King Charles II - Cole Michael Lambert and Empress Maria Theresa IV - Morgan Theresa Curtis, Russia - Czarina Anastasie XIII - Morgan Elizabeth Uebinger, The evenings’ entertainment began with a dance performed by court jesters Lola Claire Sullivan and Kinsley Lauren Welch. Once again, the older krewe children were honored as royal monarchs from Around the World. This royal court of 7th and 8th graders, represented 13 different countries. The Noble Court, made up of 5th and 6th graders, accompanied the royal monarchs. The younger children of the krewe wore costumes especially designed to carry out the pageant’s theme, “A Night Under the Sea”. They portrayed a variety of sea animals. A few of the characters included Clownfish, Shrimp, Swordfish, Sea Turtle, Dolphin, Lobster, Jellyfish, Killer Whale, Stingray and Mermaids. It was a night to remember!

SCOTLAND KING ALEXANDER V Jacob Ladd Allain QUEEN MARGARET VI Emmaline Katherine Leleux

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SWITZERLAND KING ERIC I Bennett Steven Lanza QUEEN SIGRID I Tatum Elizabeth Guidry

FRANCE KING CHARLES XII David Joseph Mere QUEEN YOLANDE XI Madison Babers Blackstone

SWEDEN KING CARL III Blake Landon Dauterive QUEEN SYLVIA III Greer Clarkson Leleux

TONGA KING KAKOUA GEORGE I Stonewall Lee Johnson QUEEN LAVINIA VELONGO I Casey Ann Roach

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MONACO PRINCESS GRACE V Caroline Claire Frentz

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DENMARK KING FREDERIK II Garrett Christopher SchoefямВer QUEEN MARGRETHE II Olivia Katherine Matherne

AUSTRIA KING CHARLES II Cole Michael Lambert EMPRESS MARIA THERESA IV Morgan Theresa Curtis

CAPTAIN OF THE BALL Raoul Blanco

RUSSIA CZARINA ANASTASIE XIII Morgan Elizabeth Uebinger

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JESTERS Kinsley Lauren Welch Lola Claire Sullivan

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he Krewe of Town Revelers’ Carnival Ball was held on March 1st at the Rice Festival Building in Crowley. The theme of the ball was “Notoriously Cimmer.” Reigning over the festivities were King Cimmer LIX, Gilles Roland Armand Albert Ghislain Piron and his Queen Sandra Bourgeois Doré. Piron is the son of Alvina Collignon of Villeroux, Belgium and the late Andre Piron. He is married to Ruthie Welch Piron, Queen to King Cimmer LIV. They have two sons, Alex and Andrew. He is employed by GATE, Inc., a consulting firm based in Houston, TX, and is currently assigned as full time senior Consulting Engineer to the Pipeline Major Projects Group at Shell Oil Company. He and his wife also co-own a family business, Rice City Gymnastics. Doré is the daughter of the late James E. Bourgeois and the late Phyllis Brookshire Bourgeois of Sulphur. She is married to John Elliot Doré, King Cimmer LV. She has one daughter, Ellie, and two stepdaughters, Chelsea and Samantha. She is Assistant Principal at St. Michael School where she is in her 28th year of teaching. A pair of roving reporters covered historic headline stories of notorious couples and criminals, and the Showstoppers danced an opening newsroom scene. Ball Revelers from the Krewe of Town Revelers tried to keep order as Cimmer’s finest law enforcers, also dancing and bestowing beads on the crowd. The court pages were introduced playing cops and robbers with the help of special guest performers, Father Jared Suire and Linda Craton, reprising “Jailhouse Rock”. King Cimmer the 59th and his Queen garnered press coverage worthy of the royal announcement. They took their places amid the Art Deco opulence of the royal court stage flanked by two lighted chandeliers. Dukes and maids were then presented, bringing to life the headlines of the past. Director of this year’s presentation was Claire Kelbaugh; assistant director, Christine LeLeux; project manager, Lisa Dupuis; backstage manager and scriptwriter, Ellen Dailey, and general coordinator, Brooke Lowry.

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King Cimmer LIX, Gilles Roland Piron and his Queen, Sandra Bourgeois Doré

Christopher LeLeux, Cameron Latiolais, Casey Goff, and Anne Elise Swacker, Pages, Cops and Robbers

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Kyle Gordon and Carissa Hamilton-Toups, D.C., Duke and Maid, Bonnie and Clyde

Matthew Musial and Vicki Ramos, Duke and Maid, Al Capone and Vera

Juliette Adams and William Knight, Maid and Duke, Franceska, the Venetian beauty and Casanova

Sandra Farmer Marx, D.C. and Stephen Cannon, M.D., Maid and Duke, Blaze Starr and Earl Long

Adam DuprĂŠ and Sandy Breaux Shuff, Duke and Maid, Jesse James and Belle Starr

Billy Beasley and Joshlynn Floyd Guidry, Duke and Maid, Jack the Ripper and Madam Lulu White

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Krewe des Chiens PEOPLE BALL & DOG PARADE 2014

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KING GUMBO XVI “FREDERICKO” OUBRE-SAVAK King Fred is the adored Chihuahua of Evelyn Oubre and Jim Savak. Having recently found his loving home just eight short months ago, Fred has hit the jackpot in life so to speak. This spoiled pooch spends his days enjoying the company of his human parents and his doggie Dad, “Poppee”. He remains grateful for his being dealt a great hand in life and is honored to be King Gumbo XVI.

QUEEN FILE XVI “ISABELLA” GIBSON Izzy is the canine daughter of Jim and Ginger Gibson, and sister to Lucy (LuLu). Izzy is a five year old French Bulldog who fits her breed in every sense of the word. Izzy just recently found her forever home with the Gibson family and she fits right in with her spunky energy and unconditional love. The Gibson’s say Izzy has taught them so many invaluable life lessons in the short time they’ve been together. From waking up with a smile on her face each day to playing with such gusto, this Queen lives life to the fullest. Izzy’s hope is that one day every dog will have a loving home with plenty of treats and a warm bed. Izzy is honored to represent such a great organization and to serve Krewe des Chiens as Queen File XVI.

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rewe des Chiens is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of pet over-population and to promote spaying/neutering. The purpose of the parade and ball is to raise money for the care of less fortunate dogs in the areas many shelters. In 2013 the Krewe donated $28,000 to 8 local shelters. Members and their humans of the Krewe des Chiens, that’s the Krewe of the Dog, are holding their 16th annual dog parade at 2pm Saturday, February 22nd 2014. The parade will roll through Downtown Lafayette. This years’ theme is “Las Vegas Casino des Chiens”. This is a great parade to bring your two and four legged children. The day’s events include a costume contest and the dog parade. Parade registration begins at 12 o’clock in front of the courthouse on Lafayette Street, downtown Lafayette. Judging for the costume contest will begin at 1 o’clock. Judges will walk through the parade line up and winners will move to the front of the parade. We will choose one winner for “Best Theme” and one winner for “Most Original”. You must be a registered member to participate in the costume contest and to walk in the parade. The parade viewing is free to the public. Membership to Krewe des Chiens is open to all. If you would like to join the Krewe and participate by walking your dog, the cost is $25, per dog for preregistration and $35 for parade day registration. Donations are always welcome. A membership form can be obtained by visiting our web site: www.paradefordogs.com This years’ “Las Vegas Casino des Chiens” People Ball and silent auction is on Friday February 14th 2014. The Ball will be at City Club at River Ranch located at 1100 Camellia Blvd at 7 pm. The cost is $50.00 per human. Sorry dogs are not allowed at the ball and all humans must be at least 18 years of age. For more information about the ball and to buy tickets, please call 337 984-7611. Please join us for a great parade and ball.

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ROYAL DUKE “MAX” STRINGER is the canine son of Susan and Mark Stringer and resides with them and his human sister Kelsi and 3 canine siblings; Pepper, Jack and Pierre. Duke Max is a 13 year old standard poodle. He still enjoys playing chase and fetch, hunting for critters in the barn, napping on his sofa and watching TV. His responsibilities include patrolling the house and yard and checking on the horses. Max is honored to serve as the Krewe’s Duke!

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ROYAL DUCHESS “KELSEY” HEGGIE is the doggie daughter of Joe and Nanette Heggie. She is an 9 year old Dachshund Cocker Spaniel mix rescue who started life as a reject dropped off at Lafayette Animal Aid with her 4 puppy siblings. After her first adoption didn’t work out, she found her forever family with the Heggies. Kelsey is a friendly dog, who loves taking daily walks, hunting lizards, and patrolling boat traffic on Bayou Vermilion. When not busy guarding the house, she likes to just hang out with her human brother, Baxter.

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PARADE GRAND MARSHAL “STELLA” LERILLE is the canine

daughter of Stanley and Tonia Lerille. Stella’s favorite activities include playing ball with her human siblings, Ainsley and Davis, watching wild life, car rides and playing with her friends at Lafayette Veterinary Care Center’s doggie Day care. Stella is honored to be this years’ Parade Grand Marshal.

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n February 28, 2014 the Children’s Krewe of Versailles celebrated its 39th ball at Angelle Hall. King Louis Roi de Soleil XXXIX, Sean-Michael Brady, son of Ms. Shawn Brady and Mr. Michael Brady, and Infanta Queen Marie Therese XXXIX, Selia Grace Abshire, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Abshire, called forth their Royal Attendants, Messenger, Honor Court, Lords, Ladies and General Krewe for this year’s festivities, which celebrated “A Visit to Toyland.” Past Royalty William Andrew Picard, King Louis Roi de Soleil XXXVIII, and Rosemary Elizabeth Dupre’, Infanta Queen Marie Therese XXXVIII honored the Krewe of Versailles with their royal presence. Captain Thomas Russell Galloway III, King Louis Roi de Soleil XXXVII, and his lovely Co-Captain, Morgan Layne Matte, Infanta Queen Marie Therese XXXVII, assisted the Royalty and their subjects. King’s Messenger was Nicolas James Piccione. Royal Attendants were Walker Jude Bares, Alexander Raburn Dupre’, Olivia Claire Topham and Tyler Camille Harson. Gift bearers were Cornelia Fleur Dupre’ and Adair Jolie Provost.

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Story Livaudais Frantzen and Emily Kate Vidrine, Michael Auguste Maraist and Caroline Faith Colligan, John Wright Picard and Alexandra Reese Pharr, and William Michael Topham and Olivia Fox Pharr served as members of the Royal Honor Court. The Lords and Ladies of the Krewe were: Lady Camille Anastasia Barra, Lady Abigail Claire Cruice, Lady Anne-Marie Alexander, Lady Isabel Elise Fruge’, Lady Caroline Elise Forest, Lord Ben Adam Spisak & Lady Madeline Michelle Champagne, Lord William Thomas McLemore & Lady Margaret Ann Broussard, Lord Dylan James Nails & Lady Laura Elizabeth D’Amico, Lady Madison Claire Chaney, Lady Avery Camille Provost, Lady Ella Marie Frantzen, Lady Arden Elise Frantzen, Lady Madeline Anne Trosclair, and Lady Isabella Anne Bares, Lady Gracie Victoria Varisco and Lady Sophie Victoria Varisco. The members of the General Krewe represented beloved childhood games and toys. The Children’s Krewe of Versailles welcomed Mr. Rusty Galloway, as Master of Ceremonies, Entertainment was provided by the Royal Court Jester, Mallori Taylor. A dinner dance followed at The Hilton Lafayette Hotel.

Sean-Michael Brady & Selia Grace Abshire King Louis Roi de Soleil XXXIX & Infanta Queen Marie Therese XXXIX

Walker Jude Bares & Alexander Raburn Dupre’ KING’S ATTENDANTS

Nicolas James Piccione MESSENGER

Story Livaudais Frantzen & Emily Kate Vidrine MILLENNIUM BRIDE BARBIE

Olivia Claire Topham & Tyler Camille Harson QUEEN’S ATTENDANTS

Cornelia Fleur Dupre’ & Adair Jolie Provost GIFT BEARERS

William Michael Topham & Olivia Fox Pharr HOLIDAY BARBIE

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Mallori Taylor ROYAL JESTER

Michael Auguste Maraist & Caroline Faith Colligan FABERGE’ BARBIE

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Abigail Claire Cruice MORISOT PORTRAIT (MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL)

Anne-Marie Alexander BELLE OF THE BALL (MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL)

Arden Elise Frantzen CISSETTE (MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL)

Avery Camille Provost AGATHA (MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL)

Camille Anastasia Barra NICOLE (MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL)

Caroline Elise Forest JACKIE KENNEDY (MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL)

Ella Marie Frantzen RENOIR (MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL)

Gracie Victoria Varisco MARY McELROY (MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL)

Isabel Elise Fruge’ SOUTHERN BELLE (MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL)

Isabella Anne Bares ANASTASIA (MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL)

Madeline Anne Trosclair JASMINE (MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL)

Madison Claire Chaney MIDNIGHT (MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL)

Sophie Victoria Varisco ROSETTE (MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL)

Sydney Rae Colligan MARIE ANTOINETTE (MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL)

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Ben Adam Spisak & Madeline Michelle Champagne SPAIN (MADAME ALEXANDER DOLLS)

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William Thomas McLemore & Margaret Ann Broussard NAPOLEON & JOSEPHINE (MADAME ALEXANDER DOLLS)

Dylan James Nails & Laura Elizabeth D’Amico RHETT BUTLER & SCARLET O’HARA (MADAME ALEXANDER DOLLS)

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Krewe of Camelot he 30th annual pageant for the Krewe of Camelot was held Saturday, February 15th, 2014, in the Ramada Lafayette Conference Center Ballroom. The entrance to the Ballroom was transformed into a Medieval Castle with a Knight at the entrance to greet all guests. The theme

for the evening was, “This Is My Camelot.” The Stage was elaborately decorated to resemble the inside of King Arthur’s castle. The stage had glistening stone walls that were adorned with beautiful hand-decorated pearl and gold tapestries. The Crest of the Krewe was the focal point of our majestic castle and it hung behind our Royal Monarchs. Reigning royalty were King Arthur XXX, Kyle Joseph Richard, son of Ms. Michelle Richard, and Queen Guinevere XXX, Natalie Elena Brauns, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Brauns. Sir Lancelot 2014 was Brandon Michael Revere, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Revere, Jr., and Lady Elayne 2014 was Madelyn Faye Galatas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Galatas. The evening began with Merlin the Magician as he transported all guests to a magical place called Camelot. Our captain of the ball King Arthur XXIX, Jonathan Carter Munchrath, presented his Queen

King Arthur XXX: Kyle Joseph Richard

Guinevere XXIX, Ashley Grace Cain, and they took one last walk around Camelot. The reigning royalty were presented to all honored guests. The Jester entertained the royalty and honored guests. The Knights were individually presented to the Royal Monarchs. King Arthur and the Knights participated in a ceremony where each member of the round table was officially inducted. The Ladies were presented to the Royal Monarchs and their Knights of the Round Table. The court costumes paid tribute to its rich history by revisiting themes and characters from the past thirty years. The children of the Krewe were presented to the Royal Monarchs. The 30th anniversary of Camelot was commemorated by allowing the children to choose their costumes. The Knights and Ladies entertained the Royal Monarchs, the children of the Krewe, and honored guests with a lively court dance. The evening ended with the Royal Monarchs, Knights of the Round Table, their ladies, and the children of the Krewe participating in a Grand March. Immediately following the Ball, all members of Camelot and honored guests were invited to a reception. The reception was hosted by the King and Queen’s families as well as Sir Lancelot and Lady Elayne’s families. The evening festivities also included a dance for the children of the Krewe and their guests.

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Queen Guinevere XXX: Natalie Elena Brauns

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Sir Lancelot and Lady Elayne 2014: Brandon Michael Revere and Madelyn Faye Galatas

Captain of the Ball: Jonathan Carter Munchrath

Heralders: Brendan Cole Cloutier and Luke Gabriel Bacon

King’s Attendants: Charles David Emling and Cooper Michael Revere

Gift Bearers: Lily Nalia Sutton Forest and Evangeline Grace Doucet

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Jester: Jersey Kay Revere

Merlin: Gavin James Dupuis

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Queen’s Attendants: Ana Daria Brauns and Grace Elizabeth Gardner

Sir Bors and Lady of 1990 “Broadway”: Harry Alexander Burdette and Emily Claire Burdette

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Sir Pelinor and Lady of 1999 “Celebrate Good Times”: Jean-Luc Vance Kergan and Gabrielle Leigh Richard

Sir Tristan and Lady of 2003 “America”: Kade Gabriel Theunissen and Catherine Anne Cain

Raggedy Andy and Raggedy Ann: Blaine James Cloutier and Anna Clare Bacon

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Sir Garis and Lady of 1991 “Literary Classics”: William Francis Emling and Estelle Louise Broussard

Sir Galahad and Lady of 2006 “Starry Starry Knight”: Gabriel Paul Richard and Caitlin Paige Chen

Lady in Waiting 10th Anniversary Queen: Ashli Rae Williams

Cinderella, Tinkerbell, Belle: Bella Grace Hammack, Emma Grace Landry, and Alise Grace Qaisieh

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Sir Lamorak de Galis and Lady of 1985 “Louisiana”: Lucas Joseph Favaloro and Lillian Rene’ Broussard

Lady in Waiting 20th Anniversary Queen: Sadie Nychole Perry

Glinda the Good Witch and The Wicked Witch of the West: Alex Elizabeth Piasecki and Sydney Elise Piasecki

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Super Mario Brothers and Yoshi: Connor Henry Lally, Ethan Paul Lally, and Lucas David Lally

Race Car Drivers: Jean Luke Francis Guidry and Jacques Anthony Guidry

Knight in Armor and Ballerina: Andrew Thomas Gardner and Emma Landry Theunissen

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Ken and Barbie: Zane Isaac Calvit and Gracie Rose Barber

Animal Princess and “Bouncer” from Skylanders: Hayley Elizabeth Hillman and Everette Michael Hillman

“Blue” from Rio and Sports Princess: Audry Elizabeth LeDoux and Olivia Grace Strojny

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Jockey and Minecraft: Natalie Jean Gabrielle Fontenot and Ely Gabriel Fontenot

The Rock and John Cena: Shannon Royce Rave, Jr. and Jack Harris Vidrine

Ninjas: Camden Russell Cloutier and Andrew Karol Bacon

Indiana Jones and Wreck It Ralph: Tyler Jeffery Chen and Nicholas Andrew Chase

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Krewe De Danse 20th Annual “Blast From The Past” Mardi Gras Ball Held on the First day of March in the year two thousand and fourteen at the Opelousas Civic Center. The ball featured veteran and first-time students from Dance Around the World. The dance showcase was choreographed by Lou DeCoto Britt owner of Dance Around the World. Anyone interested in learning to dance can contact Mrs. Britt at (337)-288-6793. Grand Entrace and Salutation to the People: Past King and Queen: Jeffery and Kathleen David XIX (not pictured).

Captain of the Ball: Sir Dale Levingston

Introduction and Coronation of Her Royal Majesty Queen Valentine Du Coeur XX: Dorothy Benoit And His Royal Highness King Francois De La Musique XX: Frederick Benoit

Escorting the Queen is Royal Prince XX: Victor Manuel Bermudez Escorting the King is Royal Princess XX: Alicia Marie Coto Britt

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Royal Court: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Duke and Duchess of “Ballroom Medley”: Pavel and Pamela Samsonov Duke and Duchess of “West Coast Swing Medley”: William Cheung and Deborah Seidel Duke and Duchess of “American Tango”: Eric Neblack and Destiny Kim

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Duke and Duchess of “Cajun-Zydeco Medley”: Larry Cormier (Instructor) and Connie Logan Duke and Duchess of “Ballroom Foxtrot”: Tim Wright and Shannon Mahoney Duke and Duchess of “Swing Single Rhythm Medley”: Christopher Istre and Phyllis Castille

(LEFT TO RIGHT) “Country Two Step-Polka”: Neil and Tina Hayes Duke and Duchess of “Latin Medley”: Luis Alfonso Tarazona (Instructor) and Cheryl Mouton Duke and Duchess of “Double Rhythm Swing Medley”: Darrel and Joelle Doguet

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Krewe of Olympus he Krewe of Olympus celebrated their 26th annual carnival ball and pageant on Saturday night, February 8, 2014 at the CajunDome Convention Center Ballroom. With the Krewe’s historical roots centered around the City of Scott it was only fitting that the entrance to the ballroom was themed to travel down the Old Spanish Trail to portray the history of the foundation of the original Krewe as the theme for this year’s ball was “It’s Where the West Begins.” Reigning over the festivities were his majesty King Ares XXVI, Dr. Robert F. Richard, and her majesty Queen Athena XXVI, Melina Marie Mouton.

Entering first was the Captain of this year’s ball, King Ares XXIV, Caffery James Dugas, II. He portrayed Wyatt Earp, the Marshal of Tombstone and was elegantly attired in a long black duster jacket and vest. With the wave of his black hat, badge, and pistols he ordered that the royal festivities of the evening began. His Royal Majesty, King

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Ares XXVI, Dr. Robert F. Richard, entered the ballroom wearing a white western formal tailcoat with black pants. A black western string tie and personalized belt buckle accentuated the attire. Just as Roy Rogers was the King of the cowboys, King Ares emblazoned red train was edged with a side border of gold lame and banded with decorative braid

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and an inner rim of jeweled lace. The center of the train was appliqued with the heavily sequined and jeweled crest of the Krewe. The King wore a black cowboy hat upon which was affixed the crown worn by his uncle J.B. Richard, King Ares XI as well as his cousin Donald Richard, King Ares XV. The Kings formal attire was complimented with a royal

scepter featuring a Fleur-de-Lis with ruby accents. Her Royal Majesty, Queen Athena, XXVI, Melina Mouton, is the daughter of Robert and Connie Mouton. She wore a white Michelangelo ball gown with a strapless satin bodice and scalloped trim. It was delicately embellished with embroidered silver and white floral lace, accented by shiny

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white pearls and sparkling sequins. The beautifully ornate Basque waist was entirely enveloped by an amazing décor that softly cascaded down the full ball gown skirt, consisting of layers upon layers of fluffy white tulle, truly befitting a lady such as Dale Evans, the Queen of the West. This back of the dress had a row of tiny satin covered mock buttons. Her gold and silver mantel was encrusted with crystals and jewels and was attached to her royal red velvet train matching the

one worn by the king, but honoring Athena. The queen’s crown was an elegantly elevated majestic royal tiara enhanced with jewels and her scrolled motif scepter was also enhanced with complementary sparkling jewels. Dr. Richard has previously served as a Royal Duke for the Krewe and is married to the former Carla Martin. They are the parents of four children and grandparents of two. Dr. and Mrs. Richard’s two daughters have served as past Queens of the Krewe, Rebecca

Royal Duke Daniel Luke Noel escorted Royal Maid Lauren Ashley Noel. Lauren is the daughter of Royal Duke Daniel Noel and Rosalyn Noel. They collectively represented Buffalo Bill Cody and Annie Oakley.

as Queen Athena XVI and Catherine as Queen Athena XXIII. Dr. Richard retired in 2009 after a 35 year career with LSU and is now currently the Principal at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School in Scott since 2010. Ms. Mouton is the daughter of Connie and Robert Mouton and is from Scott. She is a graduate of Acadiana high School and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Mouton is currently employed as a

Royal Duke Doug Anthony Lee escorted Royal Maid Ashley Erin LaCaze. Ashley is the daughter of Connie and Richard LaCaze. They collectively represented Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.

3rd grade teacher at L. Leo Judice Elementary School in Scott. Ms. Mouton is also a dance teacher at the Scott Academy of Dance and held the title of Miss Scott in 2005/2006. She also served as a Royal Maid to Queen Athena XXV. The royal maids each represented one of the fairest maidens from the Old West and each emerged from beneath the royal entrance porch and was recognized, met, and escorted by their Royal Dukes.

Royal Duke Obie Hulin escorted Royal Maid Amanda Nicole Breaux. Amanda is the daughter of Yvette and Andrew Breaux. They collectively represented Butch Cassidy and Etta Place.

Royal Duke Cory Steven Hebert escorted Royal Maid Laney Danielle LaCaze. Laney is also the daughter of Connie and Richard LaCaze. They collectively represented Jessie James and Belle Starr.

The Narrator for the evening was Gary Arnold and the Commodore of the Krewe of Olympus for 2013-2014 is Carolyn Cormier-Stoute. At the end of the presentation of the evening’s tableau, King Ares and Queen Athena raised a champagne toast to each other and their royal subjects with a promise to reign with affection, loyalty, and honor while wishing all in attendance an enjoyable evening and calling for music of the “Cotton Eye Joe” to begin the fun and let revelry abound “Where the West Begins.”

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Court Jester to Ares and Athena was Katie Weber. She is the daughter of Denise and Greg Weber. She entertained the royal court and aroused the spirit of all in attendance for the remainder of the evening.

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KING AND QUEEN KREWE DE MYSTICAL WATERS XIII Michael Blakely and Ginger Leleux Barras

adies and Gentlemen, boys and girls and children of all ages packed the grandstand at the The Hotel Acadiana on Saturday, February 8, 2014, where members of Delcambre’s Krewe of Mystical Waters celebrated 15 amazing years of krewe history through a performance of the “the greatest show on earth” – Under the Big Top: Barras and Blakely Circus. Reigning over this year’s festivities were Krewe de Mystical Waters’ King XIII Michael Blakely and Queen XIII Ginger Barras. Michael is a native of Lafayette but has been a resident of Delcambre for 31 years. He is married to the former Pam LeMaire and is the proud father of two beautiful children, Reece Blakely and Shalli Trahan.

1st row(L to R): POODLES: Debbie Baudion, Angela Romero. 2nd row (L to R): POPCORN VENDOR, Gayle Stelly, Mime Reece Blakely, Trinket Lady Pam Blakely, and POODLE TRAINER, Tammy Gordon.

STILTMEN (L to R): Anthony “Tony” Barras, Francis Nunez, Tracey Trim. Not pictured: Homer Stelly

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Shalli and husband Cody have blessed Mike with two grandchildren, Caden and Graci who fondly refer to him as “Grumpy”. Michael has been an employee of HB Rentals for 12 years and presently serves as Regional Operations Manager for this Fortune 500 company. The 2014 Krewe de Mystical Waters’ Queen XIII is Ginger Leleux Barras. Ginger is a lifelong resident of Delcambre, and has been married to Anthony “Tony” Barras for 29 years. Ginger and Tony have one daughter Keisha, and Ginger is “Gigi” to her two beautiful grandbabies, Suri and Jett Romero. Professionally, Ginger is the owner/director of Academy of Acadiana based in New Iberia. Due to demand in the medical field, she has recently opened a second campus in Lake Charles in 2011. Both schools hold a proctorship for the National Center for Competency Testing providing medical and dental certification of students as licensed by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The most rewarding part of her work is making a difference in students’ lives by helping them establish new careers. In her leisure time, Ginger enjoys volunteering for various local organizations, traveling and spending time with her family. Serving as Ringmaster for the night, King Michael performed daring feats of taming Big Cats, “clowned” around with circus Zanies, joined the Queen in performing a disappearing magic act and brought the show to a close by toasting his loyal and royal subjects who have contributed to making the past 15 years successful as well as memorable, his queen

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CLOWNS: 1st seated row (L to R): Jennifer Broussard, Drake Landry, Tammy Trim. 2nd seated row (L to R) : Greg Touchet, Ann Nunez, Ches Gordon, Laura Rogers, Billy Granger. Standing (L to R): Clay Broussard, Drake LeBlanc, Robbie Barras, Jean Romero, Scott Saunier

whose creativity and hard work brought tonight’s circus to life and his family for their love and support. Queen Ginger entered the ballroom in character as the “ Elephant Trainer ” using her bull hook to guide a life size elephant into the arena to entertain the crowd. After joining King Michael for their formal presentation to the crowd, Queen Ginger joined the Big Cats in a dance performance to Circus Roar, and later assisted King Michael in performing a disappearing magic act. Opening the show was an action packed number, including stilt walkers and clowns riding unicycles, that gave the audience a glimpse of the colorful circus troupers who would be filling the evening with silly circus fun as well as the beautiful costumes and characters that etch circus memories in a child’s mind that last long into adulthood. The character clown policeman, popcorn lady and trinket seller brought the opening number to a close by encouraging the audience to “put their hands together” and let the fun begin ………..and begin it did………… Cats in cages being tamed by the Ringmaster King, clowns “shaking their tail feathers”, French Poodles and a circus puppeteer, beautiful circus horses, a rag doll and magic act were

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all part of the night’s unforgettable events. The performance even brought a touch of “old school” to the Big Top as clowns did a circus rendition of “Soul Man”, “Car Wash” and Double Dutch Bus”. All members of the cast joined the King and Queen dancing in the grand Finale number in celebration of a show well done and the beginning of the upcoming year of fun and merriment for the reigning King Michael Blakely and Queen Ginger Barras. The King and Queen drew back the curtains of the circus tent to begin the night’s revelry as the band Sideshow opened the evening’s festivities with the music “Celebration”. Also presented this evening were visiting royalty and guests from neighboring krewes as well as the krewe’s Young Ambassadors who entered the ballroom carrying American flags and leading the audience in a tribute to those men and women from our krewe and all over the world who serve in the military and make sacrifices in order that we enjoy the freedoms that we do. The 2013 reigning Young Ambassador King and Queen, Drey Landry and Madison Saunier were invited back to crown the 2014 Ambassador King and Queen and join in tonight’s fesitivites.

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1st row (L to R) CIRCUS HORSE: Bridget Touchet CIRCUS LADIES: JoEllen Barras, Cimi Saunier CIRCUS HORSE: Natalie Granger. 2nd Row (L to R): PUPPETS AND PUPPETEER, Elizabeth Schexnayder

CATS: L to R: Mandy LeBlanc, Wendy Trahan, Mandy Thibodeaux, Jamie Schexnayder. Front Center: Lili LeBlanc

YOUNG AMBASSADORS: Seated (L to R): Coti LeBlanc, Lauren Miguez, Emily Saunier, and Shari Landry. Standing (L to R): Noah Touchet, Hillary Broussard, Justin Legnon, Courtney LeBlanc, and Trenton Miguez.

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Krewe of Atlantis Atlantis’ American Bandstand

The Krewe of Atlantis held its eighteenth ball and pageant at 8: 00p.m. on Saturday February 15, 2014 at Hotel Acadiana in Lafayette, LA. The theme of the ball was “Atlantis’ American Bandstand”.

THE 50’S ERA OF ATLANTIS’ AMERICAN BANDSTAND WAS REPRESENTED BY HELEN KENNEDY. Helen was escorted by her husband Larry Kennedy and wore a red, one shoulder fitted ball gown. She is the mother of Kyle Kennedy, married to Crissy and Tara Kennedy and Vance Boudreaux. She is grandmother of Kolby, Cameron, Avery, and Peyton Kennedy. Helen is a graduate of Scott High School and attended USL. She is employed by W. H. Robbins & Associates, LLC. She is also a member of The Krewe of Olympus and enjoys shopping, sporting events, casinos and movies.

THE 70’S ERA WAS REPRESENTED BY CAROLYN CORMIER- STOUTE. Carolyn was escorted by her husband Murphy Stoute and wore a dark grey ball gown with turquoise Swarovski crystals with rosette design. She is the mother of Tim and Cody and grandmother of Jaden, Gabe, and Laykin. She graduated from Acadiana High School and attended USL. Carolyn is employed with Chase Bank and is president of Scott Business Association as well as being Queen Olivia XII, President of Krewe of Olympus with serving on board for more than 12 years and also past treasurer of the Krewe of Atlantis. She was the Director of National level for American Hibiscus Society, officer of Acadian Hibiscus Society and Red Stick Hibiscus Society, a member of Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and is involved with the City of Scott Centennial.

THE 80’S ERA WAS REPRESENTED BY GWEN MECHE HILBURN. Gwen was escorted by her husband Gary Hilburn and wore a Lead colored formal ball gown with crystal bodice. She is the mother of Nancy, married to Mike Gregory, Ally, married to Steven Graham, and Kelli, married to Sean Louviere. She is the grandmother of Jackson and Farrah Graham, Kennedy and Bryce Louviere, Alex, Andrew and Ryan Elizabeth Gregory. She is a graduate from Church Point High School, T. H. Harris Business College and attended USL. She retired from Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick, CPA’s. Besides being a member of Krewe of Atlantis, she is involved with the BB Group of Lafayette and enjoys beach fun, family and friends.

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REIGNING OVER THE FESTIVITIES WAS QUEEN HERA XVII, BUTCHIE ARCENEAUX. Butchie was escorted by her husband Frank Arceneaux. A royal blue flowing ball gown accented with Swarovski crystals at the neckline and midriff was her attire for the night. She is the mother of Monica, married to Michael Cullen, and Buddy Arceneaux. She is grandmother of Emerson Paul and John Hudson Cullen. Butchie is a graduate of Our Lady of Fatima High School, Spencer Business College and attended USL. She retired from the Lafayette Parish School System. She is also a member of the Krewe of Olympus.

Serving as BALL MISTRESSES was CINDY PREJEAN and JEANETTE LANCLOS.

© Butch Mouton, Mouton Photography

THE 60’S ERA WAS REPRESENTED BY YVETTE LANTIER. Yvette was escorted by her husband Mike Lantier and wore a floor length gown of Brown bodice accented with gold and a black skirt. She is the mother of Kerry, married to Luke Montz, Mickey Lantier and Melanie Lantier. She is grandmother of Kassie Lantier, Bailee Centeno, Dylan Centeno and Kamdyn Montz. Yvette graduated from Maurice High School and has a BS at USL in Education. She is employed at St. Thomas More High School. She is a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Krewe of Atlantis Treasurer and LA Retired Teachers Association.

MASTER OF CEREMONY was BOB MOORE of KLFYTV 10 of Lafayette, LA. Providing music for the evening was GREG CREDEUR of GREG CREDEUR PRODUCTIONS.

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Krewe de Wideload

rewe de Wideload held its 9th annual ball and procession at 8:00 p.m. on February 7th, 2014 in the Cajundome Convention Center (Exhibit Hall A & B). The theme of the ball was “A Night at the Theatre with Wideload”. Reigning over the festivities were Eric Viviano, King Edward IX and Sarah Noel Derouen, Queen Elizabeth IX. King Edward IX, Eric David Viviano is the husband of Lyndsey Frances Viviano and the son of David and Kathy Viviano of Carencro, LA. He is a graduate of Carencro High School and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has been a member of Krewe De Wideload since 2004. He is currently an Independent Oil and Gas Landman and enjoys spending all of his spare time with friends and family. Queen Elizabeth IX, Sarah Noel Derouen is the daughter of Alice Noel and Jude Noel. She recently became the wife of Kyle Derouen. They have one son, Kaden Michael Derouen. She is a life long native of Carencro, and is currently employed by Titan Real Estate services as a realtor. She had been an avid member of Title Boxing Club in Lafayette for the past year. Sarah has been a member of Krewe de Wideload since 2006. Her hobbies include crafting, spending time on the beach with family and friends as well as shouting “Les a Bon temps roule”. The theme of the Ball was “A Night at the Theatre with Wideload” with production and DJ services provided by Chemixtry. A full Mardi Gras Court Procession and live music by MoJeaux served as entertainment for the evening. The Krewe gave away cash prizes for Best Table Decorations.

QUEEN ELIZABETH IX Sarah Noel Derouen

KING EDWARD IX Eric Viviano

Narrator: 101.1 KBON’s Gumbo Phil Daigle Live Music by New Orleans Super Group : MoJeaux Special thanks to: “Nanny” Lisa Domingue, Danielle Broussard and Traci Lenormond for production of costumes. Visiting the court were: Queen Elizabeth I - Cyndal St.Clair King Edward I - Jeff Lott Queen Elizabeth II - Jenna Theriot King Edward II - Brandon Benoit Queen Elizabeth III - Hayley Richard King Edward III - Robbie Andaya Queen Elizabeth IV- Heather Touchet King Edward IV - Adam Fisher WEEKEND AT BERNIES: BERNIE Jared Breaux

ROCKY BALBOA: ROCKY Blaise St. Clair

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FOOTLOOSE: ARIEL Amy Breaux

DUKES OF HAZARD: DAISY DUKE Molli LeBlanc

King Edward V – Eric Roy Queen Elizabeth V- Brandi Potier King Edward VI- Mike Reed Queen Elizabeth VI- Stephanie Reed King Edward VII- Brandon Nicko Queen Elizabeth VII- Kandace Tanner King Edward VIII- Toby Potier Queen Elizabeth VIII- Samantha Meyers

REN Jordan Arceneaux

WIZARD OF OZ: DOROTHY Misty Gary

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GREASE: SANDY Jourdan Baudoin

DANNY Andrew Malaxonis

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We would like to give our sincerest thanks to the many wonderful people who made this year’s Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Parade such a huge success. Our fantastico krewe members, bands, parade officials, police, GSLMGA, media and the many others who made sure that Rio really did “rock”! But most of all, we want to thank YOU, our friends, who year after year raise you hands, your signs or your kiddos in the air in celebration of what Rio is really all about - the fun and spirit of Mardi Gras. Here’s to all of you, to next year and to making Rio such a great Krewe! We’ll see you February 7th 2015

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Mystic Krewe of Apollo de Lafayette APOLLO’S COMIC BOOKS • Bal Masque XXXVIII 2014

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shooting stars all set aglow with traveling lights. he Mystic Krewe of Apollo de and an enormous pop gun. The Bal Masque The Captain then stopped the production to propose lieutenants, Barrett Bertrand , represented “Mr. Lafayette presented its thirty-eighth marriage to his partner of 17 years, Sean Marlow, annual Mardi Gras Bal Masque Freeze”, Bobby Bergeron as “The Phoenix” from who of course answered “YES”! February 15, 2014 in the Cajundome X-Men, Chad Terro was “Jessica Rabbit“, David Bal Masque Co-captain, Darrell Fruge’ appeared Convention Center. The theme of Moore as Captain Kirk from “Star Trek” and Tylor as the Joker, with Batman hanging from a noose, Bal Masque XXXVIII was “APOLLO’S COMIC Patin as “Marvin the Martian”. BOOKS”, as krewe court members Bal Masque Honor court were introduced in extravagant Members Billy Evans and Jimmy costumes representing their Pool represented “Sylvester and favorite comic book heroes and Tweedy Bird”, James Dauzart was characters from present day and “Scooby Do”, Emmanuel Gumbs back into history. was the ”Poison Ivy”, Bob Pastor Over twenty-one hundred guests represented “Betty Boop”, and attended this year’s Bal Masque Ted Viator was “Lil Dot”, dancing as invited guests of the Captain, with the Dottettes. Court members represented Royalty, and the seventy-eight comic books throughout the krewe members. The national ages; Justin ‘Gooch’ Borden was anthem was performed by Dextaci “Wolverine”, and Sean Marlow as as the flag was presented by “Princes Leia”. Also presented Shelley Landry. were first year court members Brad The Comic Book Bal Masque Duhon as “Richie Rich”, Hunter was dedicated in the memory of a Dake as “Silver Surfer”, and Ryan recently deceased former member Humphreys as “Aqua Man”. and krewe president, King Apollo XV, Ty Ledet. The Crest of the The crowd was entertained Krewe was presented as Mr. Apollo by a krewe production of “The 2014 Kameron Black and Mr. and Peanut Gang”, along with the Miss National Apollo 2014, David crowd favorite “The Fantastic Belanger and Kenli Andrews were Four” production. Mr. National introduced to the crowd. Apollo 2013, Alton Prejean, King Apollo XXXVIII Imperial Ruler of Queen Apollo XXXVIII Imperial Heroines portrayed “The Falcon”, Mr. Reigning King and Queen Apollo the Apollo Comic Universe (or Empress) of the Apollo Comic Universe Apollo de Lafayette 2014, Kameron the 37th made a spectacular Mitch Reed Kindrick Benoit Black represented Iron Man and entrance as The Monarchs Miss National Apollo 2014, Kenli of Apollo’s 37th Bal Masque, Andrews portrayed “Cat Woman”. “APOLLO’S LOST JUNGLE”. King Apollo XXXVIII, Mitch King James Chauvin and Queen Reed, was presented as the Seward Broussard brought back “Imperial Ruler of the Apollo remembrances of our trip thru the Comic Universe”. mystical jungle. Queen Apollo XXXVIII, Kindrick Our first comic book was The Benoit, appeared to the audience Captain of the Ball, Sherman as the most radiant and majestic Mire, as Captain America, with “Imperial empress of the Apollo his Apollo American Army, a Comic Universe.” production number by krewe members. Captain America first The night of gaiety and Mardi appeared behind a gigantic lighted Gras splendor ended as special American Flag, with his army guests of the Krewe, Captain, Captain America The Falcon Mr. Freeze saluting. The Captain then turned King, and Queen were recognized. Captain Bal Masque XXXVIII Mr. National Apollo 2013 Bal Masque Lieutenant Sherman Mire Alton Prejean to reveal Captain American with The party continued in the Barrett Bertrand

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Convention Center as the Apollo Krewe and guests danced until the hours of dawn. Director for the production was Rebecca Landry, Choreographer was Jade Landry Gauthreaux of Gerami Academy and Master of ceremonies was John ”JayCee” Falcon. The Officers and Board of Directors for the Krewe for the 2013-2014 Year are: President Phillip LeBlanc, Vice President Mitch Reed, Secretary Rusty Phillips, Treasurer Danny

Jessica Rabbit Bal Masque Lieutenant Chad Terro

Star Trek Bal Masque Lieutenant David Moore

Cat Woman Miss National Apollo 2014 Kenli Andrews

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Poison Ivy Bal Masque Honor Court Emmanuel Gumbs

Princess Leia Sean Marlow

The Joker Bal Masque Co-captain Darrell Fruge

Davis, and Historian David Moore, Members at Large John Bertrand and Tylor Patin, and Captain Sherman Mire. The Captain and the Krewe would like to pay special thanks to Phillip LeBlanc and Tim Lege for their outstanding work managing the Krewe website, organizing the guest list for this Bal Masque and keeping all the members aware of current issues. The Mystic Krewe of Apollo de Lafayette would

like to thank its Associate Krewes and Friends for their support, friendship and loyalty throughout the past 38 years. Your encouragement was an inspiration for “Apollo’s Comic Books” To keep up with current events of the Krewe de Apollo by visiting their web site: www. kreweofapollo.com. Like us on facebook under The Mystic Krewe of Apollo de Lafayette.

Silver Surfer Huntor Dake

Lil Dots Bal Masque Honor Court Ted Viator

Marvin the Martian Bal Masque Lieutenant Tylor Patin

Tweety Bird Bal Masque Honor Court Jimmy Pool

Sylvester Aqua Man Bal Masque Honor Court Ryan Humphreys Billy Evans

Wolverine Rise of the Phoenix Justin “Gooch” Borden (X-Men) Bal Masque Lieutenant Bobby Bergeron

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Betty Boop Bal Masque Honor Court Bob Pastor

Ritchie Rich Brad Duhon

Scooby Do Iron Man Mr. Apollo de Lafayette 2014 Bal Masque Honor Court James Dauzart Kameron Blaque

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