“The Best Things In Life” was the theme of the bal masque presented by the Jugs Social Club’s Krewe of NOMTOC, or “New Orleans’ Most Talked of Club,” last evening in La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Reigning as Queen NOMTOC XLVI was Miss Jada Monét Pierre, daughter of Mr. Orlandez L. Pierre Sr. and Mrs. Carla Pierre. The monarch greeted her subjects in a royal blue velvet gown featuring a bodice adorned with silver trim and iridescent aurora borealis crystal stones. The trumpet skirt was designed with silver iridescent lattice work imported from Italy. Her collar bore royal blue and white plumes and a shell design of appliques, rhinestones and silver sequins. Her majesty’s 12-foot mantle featured wide sequin braiding and a silver queen’s crown. Her crown was adorned with imported aurora borealis rhinestones and circular stones, the hue echoed in the elaborate stonework of her scepter.
His majesty the king, Dr. Philip W. Lundy, carried a scepter and wore a crown and costume complementing his queen’s. His mantle featuring rhinestone appliques, spotted rhinestones, crystal stones and silver sequins.
Making their formal bows to society as members of the court were Misses Bria A. Aubert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Aubert Sr.; Amyriah Nyjel Campbell, daughter of Corey and Kenya Campbell; Diamond Alexis Cummings, daughter of Dexter Cummings and Kim McGhee-Cummings; Kiersten Nicole Dorsey, daughter of Kirby and Angela Dorsey; Courtney Adele Edwards, daughter of Mr. Trevon Feloss and Ms. Nicole Edwards; Trenalyn Dariell Mackey, daughter of Trent and Sinderlyn Mackey; Kirsten Maystique Murry, daughter of Maychelle Cooper Murry; Kayla Angelle Roland, daughter of Marlon and Lori Holmes; Katelyn Ciara Small, daughter of the Rev. Kenny Small and Carolyn Lumas-Small; Traviance Treané Stewart, daughter of Tracy and Judy Stewart; Taylor Reneé Thornton, daughter of Troy and Rhonda Thornton; Kennedi Lynette Turner, daughter of Erskin Turner and Charlene Vance; JaTacia DaMyreia Williams, daughter of Joshua Williams and Latashia Franklin-Williams; and Paige Katelyn Williams, daughter of Ivan R. Williams and Shelly Lambert Williams.
Theme-bearers were Misses Morgan MacKenzie Haydel, daughter of Craig and Rehneen Haydel; and Skylar Caitin-Medice Marchand, daughter of Mr. George Marchand Jr. and Ms. Tracy R. Henderson.
Pages to the queen were Misses Allynah C. Lazard, daughter of Eric Lazard and Ms. Gelon Cosse; Kaitlynn Marie Riley, daughter of Patrick and Denita Riley; Dánae Nijay DeVore, daughter of Touré R. DeVore and Danielle Hurst; and Raelynn Marie Houston, daughter of Leon and Raenell Houston.
Pages to the king were Masters Noah Olia Rodney, son of Olia. and Maychelle Rodney Jr.; Jasper J. Harvey III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Jr.; Terrell Orlando Marshall, Jr., son of Mr. Terrell and Ms. Monique Davis Sr. ; and Jermonce Shane Grayson, son of Wendell Grayson Jr. and Ms. Shannon Washington.
Serving as trumpeters were Masters Ja’Kobe Nolan McSwain, son of Ms. Juvon McSwain; and Karson Matthew Harris, son of Ms. Karla M. Johnson.
Officers of Jugs Social Club and the krewe are Messrs. James Henderson Jr., president; and Orlandez Pierre, Barry Guy, Theodore Sanders Jr., Nolan McSwain, Warren Wooden, Roy McCorkle and Marion Floyd. Chairman of coronation activities is Mr. Ed Debiew, with Mr. Charles Danny Ragas as coronation consultant.