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Queen Katie Madison Gummow and King Chad E. Olinde


Chad E. Olinde and Katie Madison Gummow reigned as king and queen of the 75th annual New Roads Lions Club Mardi Gras Parade on Feb. 13.

Olinde, the son of Sadie Jarreau Olinde and the late James Olinde, is a graduate of Catholic High of Pointe Coupee and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has been CEO at Pointe Coupee General Hospital for the past 12 years. A member of the New Roads Lions Club since 1995, he is married to Jeanne Guerin Olinde. They reside in Ventress and have two daughters, Madeline Claire and Kristen Renee Olinde.

Gummow, the daughter of Sara Bouanchaud Gummow and Lion Kevin Gummowa, is a lifelong resident of New Roads. She is a 2014 graduate of Catholic Interparochial School of Pointe Coupee and is a senior at the University of Mississippi, where she is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

The queen was a duchess in the Lions Carnival Court of 2014. She was preceded in her reign over the Carnival by her maternal grandfather, Privileged Lion James Madison Bouanchaud, who was king in 1972; aunt, Margo Eugenia Bouanchaud, queen in 1979; and uncle, James Madison Bouanchaud Jr., king in 2006.

The queen has one brother, David Bouanchaud Gummow. She also is the granddaughter of Sarita Bouanchaud, of New Roads; Naomi Gummow, of Rockton, Illinois; and the late Allen Gummow.