King James Gerard Lewis and Queen Afton Joylyn Bessix reigned over the Krewe of Maringouin’s Mardi Gras Ball on Feb. 7 at the Erwinville Community Center.

The couple also ruled over the parade on Feb. 14 in Maringouin.

Lewis is a native of New Roads and a resident of Bueche. He is a graduate of Rosenwald High in New Roads and Xavier University of New Orleans in art.

Bessix is a native of Maringouin and a graduate of North Iberville High and Southern University in biology. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Alpha Tau Chapter.