Hannas reign over Rotary Mardi Gras ball _lowres

Photo provided by Jennifer deFrances -- The East Ascension Rotary’s Mardi Gras Ball royal court for 2016 includes, from left, Jobie Templet, Michael Buturla, Tony Bacala, Lisa Bacala, Robert Burgess, Jamie Burgess, King Kevin Hanna, Queen Bridget Hanna, Charles Labouisse, Jennifer Labouisse, Traci Adams, M.J. 'Mert' Smiley, Amy Colby, Kendal Matassa, Sherrie Despino and Luther Despino.

The East Ascension Rotary Club hosted its annual Mardi Gras Ball at Elegant Affairs in Gonzales on Jan. 30 with Queen Bridget Hanna and her husband, King Kevin Hanna, reigning over the evening.

The queen’s royal court consisted of Jobie Templet, Lisa Bacala, Jamie Burgess, Jennifer Labouisse, Traci Adams, Amy Colby and Sherrie Despino.

Members of the king’s royal court included Michael Buturla, Tony Bacala, Robert Burgess, Charles Labouisse, M.J. “Mert” Smiley, Kendal Matassa and Luther Despino.

Matt Pryor was master of ceremonies and entertainment was provided by Mojeaux.

The ball is the largest fundraiser put on each year by the East Ascension Rotary Club. This year’s beneficiary is the Dreams Come True Foundation.