Alla, Carnival's fifth oldest parading organization, heralded the return of the famed Alla Bash Saturday at The Cannery in New Orleans.
Reigning over the festivities of the krewe were King Jeffrey P. Wilke and Queen Rebecca Boyer Remetich.
His Majesty is married to Elizabeth Ward Wilke and the father of Joseph Ward and William Patrick Wilke. He is the managing director of a commercial real estate firm. In previous Carnival seasons, the king's wife and mother-in-law, Pamela Sunseri, reigned as queens over the Alla festivities. The monarch currently serves on the New Jax Brewery Homeowners’ Association board of directors in the Vieux Carré, a member of the Knights of Columbus 12072 Council as well as a founding member of the Committee of 100 Young Professionals and inaugural leadership class for Young Professionals in Alabama. He is an alumnus of Florida State University.
Her Majesty is married to James Michael Remetich and is the mother of Emma, Joshua and Noah Remetich. She works in business development for a local federal credit union. The monarch she serves as president of the Lady Tigers for Holy Cross School and a member of the Institutional Advancement Board Committee for Holy Cross School. Her other current and former leadership roles include Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, Mid-City Business Association, Young Leadership Council, advisory board of the House of Ruth, President of the Our Lady of Holy Cross College (OLHCC) Alumni Association, president of Crescent City Alumni Chapter of the Delta Sigma Pi International Business Fraternity, and vice president of the Kappa Gamma Pi Alumni Catholic Honor Society. She is an alumna Our Lady of Holy Cross College (now the University of Holy Cross).
Serving as maids in the court were Misses Samantha Ashley McDaniel, daughter of Pat and Dara McDaniel, a senior at Ursuline Academy; Emma Evelyn Remetich, daughter of the queen and Mr. Remetich, a freshman at Louisiana State University; Mary Elizabeth Strickland, daughter of Adam Thomas Strickland Sr. and Tara Bass Zaabel, a senior at Riverdale High School and also a student of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts; and Gabrielle Elaina Major Szabo, daughter of Louis Albert Schwartz Szabo and Elizabeth Major Szabo, a junior at the University of New Orleans.
Messengers to the royal court were Masters Joseph Ward and William Patrick Campbell, sons of his majesty and Mrs. Wilke; James Owen Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Thompson; and Thomas Jerard and William Albert Ward, sons of Jerard Ward and Rachael Ward.
Pages to their majesties were Masters Micah Louis Remetich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jarrod M. Remetich; and Noah James Remetich, son of her majesty and Mr. James M. Remetich.
Princess to their majesties was Miss Camille Barry Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Thompson.
Serving on the Alla Bash committee were Mr. Lester A. Falgout Jr., Dr. Kristine H. Strickland, Mr. Matthew B. Toups and Mrs. Latrice Williams.