Krewe de Halcyon held its third Mardi Gras Ball, “Fly Me to the Moon,” on Jan. 27 at La Maison de Bella in Prairieville, where the krewe presented its Royal Court for 2018.

Ted and Donna Babin presided as king and queen over the Royal Court, which included as its dukes and duchesses Louis and Stacy Marionneaux, Jared and Sarah Briggs and Jason and Niki Davis. Gents and princesses presented at the ball were Noah Dugas, son of Jay and Christy Dugas, escorting Kaitlyn Young, daughter of Gabe and Heather Young; and Nicholas Gremillion escorting his sister, Olivia Gremillion, children of Craig and Ericka Gremillion.

Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux, in attendance as honorary guest, gave the krewe toast with his wife, Betty, and family looking on.

The presentation of the Royal Court was preceded by a performance inspired by Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon.” LSU alumnus Adam Gilbert, originally of Prairieville, sang and danced to the tune, accompanied by LSU Golden Girls Meagan Rodrigue, Colbi Landry, Hayden Hartley and Ashley Faucheaux.

Gilbert has been in the performance industry for years and lives in Gonzales. His experience includes featured performer in “Pitch Perfect” and work with the Walt Disney Company, including singing and dancing on the Disney Dream cruise ship and “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” on the castle stage at the Magic Kingdom. He is a choreographer and teacher for Center Stage Performing Arts Academy.

Krewe de Halcyon’s core values are charity, family, fun and fulfillment year round, including participation in and support for charitable fundraisers in Ascension Parish, a news release said. For more information, go to