Krewe of Dionysos 12th Night 2023 

Members and friends of the Krewe of Dionysos met on Jan. 14 for their 12th Night event to usher in the 2023 Mardi Gras season and introduce the 2023 Junior Court.  The theme for this year’s season is: Silver Jubilee celebration: 25 years of Fun and Memories! The music for the party was provided by the Mike McKenzie Band. 

The Krewe is excited to prepare for their Mardi Gras Bal February 4th and the annual parade February 18th.  With the cancellation of the 2021 parade due to Covid and 2022 due to inclement weather, we are more excited than ever for our parade to roll this year! 

Anyone who would like to enter the parade can submit a participation form on-line through the website,  https://kreweofdionysos.com/. There is no fee to enter the parade.   

Questions can be emailed to KreweOfDionysos@gmail.com  

2023 Junior Court

Madison Brian 

Madison is the daughter of Krewe members, Duke & Duchess Leonard and Courtney Sarpy. Madison is a senior at Natchitoches Central High School. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club. Madison is a 3-year varsity cheer member and plans to attend Northwestern State University and pursue a nursing career.  

Natalie Elise Cockrell 
Natalie is the daughter of Jennifer and Brian Cockrell. She is the granddaughter of past Krewe Queen 
Brenda Poynter Rinehart, King Mike Poynter and King Paul Rinehart. She attends Caddo Magnet. Natalie is a member of National Honor Society, President of Girl Up and Youth Legislature. Her future plans 
include college and law school. 

Daniel Charles Garcia 
Daniel is the son of Krewe members Chris and Jessica Garcia. Daniel is a senior at Natchitoches Central High School. He has played 2-years on the baseball team and 3 years on the swim team. Daniel plans to attend Louisiana Tech and major in business. 

Alexander Gray Horton 
Alex is the son of Charter Krewe members Leland and Cherry Horton. He is the grandson of Charter Members Donald and Pat Horton. His Grandmother was Queen XXII.  He is a senior at Loyola Prep High School where he is a member of the National Honor Society. He plays lacrosse and football, and travels extensively with the elite lacrosse teams. Alex plans to attend Louisiana Tech in the fall.  

Ann Michelle Long 
Ann Michelle is the daughter of Krewe members Mary and Jimmy Long. Ann Michelle is a senior at Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts. She is Captain of St. Mary’s tiger line, an all-American dancer with the Universal Dance Association and a member of the future scientist club. She plans to attend the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a biology/pre-med major.  

Evelyn Raye Miller 
Evie is the daughter of Krewe members and past Duke and Duchess, Jeremy and Amanda Miller. Evie is a senior at Natchitoches Central High School where she is a member of the NCHS orchestra. Evie is a member of the chief council and best buddies. She plans to attend Louisiana State University and pursue a career as a large animal veterinarian. 

Hall Edward Moran 

Hall is the son of Timothy and Krewe member Danielle Moran. Hall attends Magnolia Bend Academy. He loves roping, working, and spending time with his girlfriend. Hall will attend UTI in Houston after graduation. 

Bailey Grace Newlee
Bailey is the daughter of Krewe members and Duke & Duchess Marc and Mindy Stokes. She attends Natchitoches Central High School and is a 4-year member of the volleyball and golf teams and First Baptist Church youth group. She plans to attend LSU and major in biology, followed by the LSU Physician’s Assistant program.

Photos by Melissa Stewart