The Krewe of Athenians celebrated its 107th annual bal masque last evening at The Orpheum Theater.
Athena was summoned from Olympus to teach an important history lesson about her favored city. During the tableaux presentation, she pointed out all of the historical facts and monuments which make up the history of an almost 300-year-old city.
The players stood in awe of her vast knowledge and concurred with the teachings.
The presentation’s conclusion was that all should remember the immortal words of Edmund Burke, “those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.”
Reigning as queen of the ball was Miss Meredith Anita Tufton, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Michael Tufton
Ladies of the court were Misses Alexandra Elizabeth Cimini, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Vaughn Cimini; Mary Olivia Fuchs Gaudin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hilary Gerard Gaudin; Sarah Ehret Martin, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Joseph Martin III; Alison Marie Mikes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Joseph Mikes; Emily Louise Eble Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert James Nelson IV; Ashley Elizabeth Pou, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Paul Pou; Mary Callaghan Rome, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Perrin Rome III.
Also, Misses Marjorie Ann Ryan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Patrick Ryan Sr.; Isabelle LaPlace Shall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David LaPlace Shall; Katherine Woodworth Slatten, daughter and stepdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Tappan Slatten and daughter of Ms. Michelle Browder Slatten; Ellen Catherine Tamplain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Tamplain Jr.; Kathryn Grace Turner, daughter of Mrs. John Ashby Turner and the late Mr. Turner; and Anne Elizabeth Whitsell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Morris Whitsell.
Pages to their majesties were Masters Andrew Warren Breaux, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gerard Breaux; Degan Joseph Dansereau Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. Dansereau Sr.; Nelson Catesby Gagnet, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Maximilian Gagnet; and Collin Matthew Pelitere, son of Mr. Michael Ludovic Pelitere and Dr. Margaret Morel Pelitere.
Princesses to the court were Misses Elizabeth Marie Daly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael McNellis Daly; Isabella Marie Dennis, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Patrick Michael Dennis; Elizabeth Mary Gerarve, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Martin Gerarve Jr.; Lyla Dayton Gordon, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Matthew Gordon; Abigail Alexis Gotzkowsky, daughter and stepdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Karl Gotzkowsky and daughter of Ms. Jolayne Stoddard Gotzkowsky; Eleanore Scott Habetz, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Scott Joseph Habetz; Adelaide Grace Laurent, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gerard Laurent Jr.; Lucille Crane Mason, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Griffin Mason; Riley Helyn Ralston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Mears Ralston; and Sydney Kate Strayhan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Lee Strayhan III.
After the entrance of the court, a flower presentation was made to the returning queen, Miss Ellen Claverie Curry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Christopher Curry.
A midnight supper at the New Orleans Country Club was held in honor of the king and queen. The Boogiemen entertained the guests.
Serving as general chairman of the ball was Mr. Donald O. Collins. Mr. Hilton S. Bell was the chairman of the court committee. Mr. Henry C. Schonberg chaired the reception committee and Mr. James T. Inscoe chaired the floor committee. Vice-Chairmen included: Messrs. Dwight L. Acomb, Wm. Ryan Acomb, Alan G. Brackett, George J. Cassard III, Oliver S. Delery Jr., Karl E. Hoefer, John O. Humphreys III, Arthur S. Mann III, John C. Saunders Jr. and Richard M. Smallpage.