Krewe of Excellence selects royalty, coronation set

Sean Kevin Pickens and LaShonda Michelle Gray Berryman will represent the Krewe of Excellence-Mardi Gras krewe during (2022) pre-season activities and the regular 2023 Mardi Gras season as they are crowned king and queen, respectively on Saturday evening, June 4, at the organization’s annual coronation.

The distinguished members of their royal court include: Duke and Duchess of Superiority-Nikeo K. Collins, Sr. and Jacqueline L. Lawson; Duke and Duchess of Perfection-Chadwick Nelson, Sr. and Sylvia Woodson Crosby. The coronation ceremony will be held in the AT&T and ATMOS Energy multi-purpose rooms/gallery at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest History Museum-800 Front Street, downtown Natchitoches. Doors for the celebrated event will open at 6:30 pm and the presentation will begin at 7 pm.

For a nominal fee of $30, the public can attend the event. Complimentary food, wine, music and a cash bar-will add to the anticipated setting. for further information, contact: Cathy Chester at 318-332-0682. The krewe’s annual ball will be Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 5:30 pm in the Natchitoches Events Center.