The Krewe of Thoth reveled at their 69th annual Carnival ball held last evening at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.
In a pageant titled “Things With Wings,” the unusual theme of the ball reflected a tableau in which the members of the krewe were representative of various real and fictitious subjects capable of flight or possessing other types of wings. The ornate set depicted an outdoor setting with a grand central fountain as a backdrop for the spectacular affair.
Reigning as queen was Miss Shane Olivia Fitzpatrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Fitzpatrick III.
Maids to her majesty were Misses Remy Dorothy Baham, daughter of Ms. Patricia G. Ladut; Erin Foley Bowen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Bowen; Stephanie Lane Bucher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Bucher; Elizabeth Kaitlyn Carrone, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Anthony J. Carrone; Grace Abigail Durel, daughter of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Stephen L. Durel; Stephanie Nicole Melancon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Melancon Jr.; Jamie Renae Messa, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Messa Jr.; Madeline Lane Prigmore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick L. Prigmore; Meghan Bachemin Rotolo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Rotolo; and Caroline Alice Schluter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Schluter.
Ladies-in-waiting were Misses Elizabeth Ann Fitzpatrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Casey M. Fitzpatrick; Annalise Mary Gagliano, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas J. Gagliano Jr.; Anna Dunn and Ellen Daly Grenrood, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Brian P. Grenrood; Riley Elisabeth Hauck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bryant J. Hauck; Emily Rene Heller, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Michael G. Heller Jr.; Caroline Beatrice Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vance A. Johnson; Sophie Marie and Stella Louise Junius, daughters of Dr. and Mrs. R. William Junius III; Emma Kate Russo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey R. Russo; Amelia Mary Wahden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Heath D. Wahden; and Abigail Marie Wilson, daughter of Mr. Barrett J. Wilson III and Ms. Laura J. Donnaway.
Junior maids were Miss Cecilia Claire Barras, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ian C. Barras; Lillian Patricia Fazzio, daughter of Ms. Rachel M. Fazzio; Brelan Reise Fitzpatrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy C. Fitzpatrick; Lindsey Nicole Hueschen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Troy M. Hueschen; Emily Lettie Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vance A. Johnson; Gabrielle Marie LoCoco, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent B. LoCoco; Sofia Elizabeth Lundgren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Lundgren; Annelise Day Meyaski, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grenes J. Meyaski II; Isabelle Jo Owens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Byron J. Owens; Caroline Elizabeth Rowell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Rowell; Amelie Elizabeth Scariano, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick R. Scariano; and Margo Ann Wahden daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Heath D. Wahden.
The royal pages in his majesty’s court were Masters Daniel Joseph Mercer, son of Mr. and Mrs. David A. Mercer; and Mixon Slade Senseney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey J. Senseney.
Pages to the queen were Masters Justin Andrew Melancon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melancon Jr.; and Connor Wynn Russo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russo.
The queen made a spectacular entrance in a classic sheath gown of white imported Rhodia silk and trimmed in gold and imported Austrian rhinestones. It featured original rhinestone and gold-beaded appliques with dangling beaded fringe. Her jewelry was of handset stones created for her. Her jeweled crown was of original design, with her regal scepter of matching design. Her collar carried out the look of the crown and scepter and was covered in lace and trimmed in imported Austrian rhinestones. Her mantel had an Egyptian motif – all jeweled with brilliance.
King Thoth LXIX wore an imperial-styled tunic of white imported Rhodia silk, trimmed in gold and featuring original rhinestone appliques matching that of the queen. His white mantel featured the same design motif as that of her majesty. His crown and scepter were also of exclusive design and matched those of her majesty.
The captain, who represented a rocketeer, wore a traditional-style tunic costume of white Rhodia silk trimmed in rhinestones. The front of the tunic was accented with original rhinestone applique designs. His floor-length cape featured a stand-up collar, adorned in Austrian-stone designs. A traditional Mardi Gras rhinestone dome with off-white fantasia plumes completed his attire.
Maids of the royal court wore gowns of varying colors that were representations of various subjects found in nature such as a bat, a hummingbird, a flamingo, a butterfly and an owl. Others represented mystical or fictional characters culled from literature or popular mythology such as the phoenix, an angel, a fairy, a dragon and the Egyptian goddess Isis.
The royal officers, emblematic of pilots and aviators, were bedecked in costumes of green velvet trimmed in gold and wore elaborate headdresses with matching colored fantasia plumes to their costumes. The ladies-in waiting wore old gold gowns with white adornments of lace, each bearing small white flowers. Junior maids were dressed in white silk with silver adornments, each gown complemented with a sash of royal purple.
Music for the tableaux was provided by David Hansen’s Garden District Jazz Orchestra.
Lt. Col. Robert A. Brown, retired, served as general chairman of the ball, while vice-chairman was Mr. Wayne M. Lee. Chairmen were Messrs. William Danflous, Mark Hildreth, Dr. Jack Jacob, Chris A. Lea, Dr. David M. Mulnick, Edmond J. Muniz, John C. Oswald Jr. and Sam Z. Scandaliato.