The Ladies’ Krewe of Galatea delighted in “Hawaii” at its 49th annual ball and tableau Saturday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium.
Queen Galatea XLIX Sally Lawton was presented as the majestic island of Hawaii.
Accompanying her were Pages Aria Matte, daughter of Brittany and Eric Matte, and Emma and Sophie Matte, daughters of Lauren and Jeffery Matte.
King of Galatea XLIX David Fuhrer ruled as Chief Ali’i.
His attendants were Caleb Caruso, grandson of Tracy and Wayne Mayon; John Foreman, grandson of Patsy and F.H. Metz, and Adam Matte, son of Lauren and Jeffery Matte.
Court members were presented as islands and famous people of Hawaii.
First Maid Judith Hidalgo, depicted as Oahu, was escorted by Allen Smith Jr. as Duke Kahanamoku.
Representing Molokai was Second Maid Jean Cantrell escorted by Derwin Breaux.
Third Maid Lana Dohmann, depicted as Maui, was escorted by Mark Griffin Jr., who portrayed Jesse “Takamiyama” Kuhaulua.
Fourth Maid Leslie Hardaway was Kauai and escorted by Robert Marcell, who portrayed St. Damien.
In accordance with Galatea tradition, the members’ young daughters and sons were introduced. Honored as ladies-in-waiting were Abbie Cantrell, Mikayla Hardaway, Elise Hidalgo, Alexi Landry, Katelyn Osbone and Symone Wiggins. The young ladies were escorted by David Laubach Jr., Dylan McCleary, Ethan McCleary, Marcelo Torres and Grant Stansbury.
The captain, whose name is not revealed, portrayed Mauna Loa, the awe-inspiring world’s largest active volcano.
Deborah Garber, parade lieutenant, represented the Pacific Ocean. She was followed by Sea Turtles of Hawaii, Charlie Ann Fuhrer and Grace Lillian Matte.
Members of the krewe celebrated the islands as rainbows, starfish, tropical drinks, tikis, drummers and pineapples. The board of directors and officers were the storytellers of Hawaii as hula dancers lead by their float lieutenant, Christie Dragna.
Husbands of the Galatea members served in numerous capacities for the gala event. General chairman was Glenn Thibodaux assisted by Bobby Ferguson.
The Krewe of Galatea will continue its Mardi Gras celebration with a parade at 2 p.m. Feb. 11.