The Krewe of Dionysos held its annual Mardi Gras Ball and rocked the night away on Feb. 16. Decorations reflected this year’s theme: It’s Only Rock & Roll. Vinyl records, flashing lights and an enormous red guitar hanging from the ceiling set the mood for a fun filled event.
Hunter Horton and Ed Walsh served as Emcees. Bryan Picou, Dennis Bryant, John Richmond, Burley Johnson, and Keith Shirley sang the National Anthem. Past Royalty were recognized before the 2019 Royalty were announced.
Captain XXI: Jerry McElwee
Shadow for the Captain: Kingston Morgan
King Dionysos: Kirk Soileau
Pages for the King: John Handley Kirk IV, Philomene Idalie Kirk, and Addison Lanye Soileau
Queen Dionysos XXI: Carmen Aviles
Pages for the Queen: Layla Sofia Pulley, Rustin Beau Clark, and Brooklyn Elizabeth Clark
Presentations of the Junior Court included:
Walker Roe Jackson: Daughter of Krewe Charter Members Leah and Clay Jackson, Granddaughter of Krewe Charter Members Eileen and Tandy Jackson.
Mason Tyler Murphy: Son of Krewe Members Amy and Lance Murphy, Grandson of Krewe Member Linda Rachal
Hailey Marie Seaman: Step-daughter of Krewe Member Holly Seaman and daughter of Krewe Member Charles Seaman
Mallory Elizabeth Owens: Grandaughter of Krewe Charter Member Janet Johnson and Krewe Member Pete Johnson
Brady Glenn Sers: Son of Krewe Members Julie and Glenn Sers
Caroline Elizabeth Stokes: Daughter of Krewe Members Mindy and Marc Stokes
The following 2019 Dukes and Duchesses were presented:
Duke and Duchess of Dance: Kevin McCain and Kara Morvant
Duke and Duchess of Destiny: Doug Pesnell and Angela Pesnell
Duke and Duchess of Decadence: Byron McKinney and Angela McKnight
Duke and Duchess of Desire: Craig Caskey and Rena Baudouin
After the King’s Toast, the Royal Dance, and Greetings from Visiting Royalty the band Stormy took to the stage so everyone could finish the night with dancing.