The Krewe of Lourdes will hold its 66th annual Carnival ball and supper dance at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette.
Reigning as royalty will be Todd Lemoine and Theresa Hales Lauzon.
Lemoine, born and raised in Chalmette, is a Holy Cross alumni. He attended Our Lady of Holy Cross College and Nunez Community College, earning an associate of applied sciences in computer engineering, graduating with honors.
Lemoine retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a sergeant major after 26 years of service. His military accolades include the Meritorious Service Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
A retired St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy, Lemoine has more than 28 years of federal and state government experience in law enforcement, homeland security, antiterrorism and emergency management. He is director of mission assurance in New Orleans for the Marine Corps.
Lemoine, who also owns Todd’s Technology, Inc., Lemoine Estates LLC and Bridges Physical Therapy and Wellness LLC, is a member of a number of organizations, including the USA Triathlon, Krewe of Endymion and ASIS International.
Lemoine has three sons, Nicholas, Talon and Quinn, all who serve as Krewe of Lourdes junior escorts. He lives in Slidell with his wife, Jodi Bridges-Lemoine.
Lauzon, born and raised in Violet, is a graduate of P.G.T. Beauregard High School. She was instrumental in the creation of and operation of Lauzon Enterprise LLC, and is co-owner of Northlake Dance Centre’ in Slidell.
Lauzon served as the Krewe of Lourdes’ captain in 2010 and was a lieutenant from 2012 to 2014. She and her husband, Roy Lauzon Jr., have three daughters, Hailey Dawn, Shelby Nyree and Lynsey Ann Lauzon. She resides in Picayune, Mississippi.
The theme for this year’s event is “With a Song in My Heart.”
Admission to the ball is free, but tickets for the supper dance are $65 per person. Proceeds benefit Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church’s community center in Violet.
For information or tickets, contact Tudy Nunez at (504) 554-2469 or Mary Ann Bazile at (504) 583-0555.
The Knights of Nemesis’ 11th annual Carnival parade hits the streets of Chalmette at 1 p.m. Jan. 30.
The parade, featuring 18 floats, 21 marching units and 300 riders, will begin and end at the St. Bernard Parish government complex, 8201 W. Judge Perez Drive. The parade will take a left onto Judge Perez Drive from Dr. Meraux Boulevard and head east on Judge Perez, where it will make a U-turn at Campagna Drive and head back to the government complex.
Reigning as this year’s Royal Knight is Dr. Domingo De Los Reyes, and Goddess Nemesis XI is Jenna Miserendino.
De Los Reyes, a lifelong resident of St. Bernard Parish, is a graduate of St. Bernard High School. He received his bachelor of science degree in biology from LSU and his doctor of chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas. De Los Reyes has been practicing for more than 10 years and owns Simply Precise Family Chiropractic in Chalmette. He is a member of the Rotary Club of St. Bernard and the Kiwanis Club of St. Bernard-Arabi. Domingo is engaged to Natasha Morgan and is the father of Noah Domingo-Je.
Jenna, a resident of Meraux, is a 2015 graduate of Chalmette High School. She is attending the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where she plans to study forensic chemistry. Jenna is the daughter of Stephanie and Luciano Miserendino, a founding board member of Nemesis, and the sister of krewe member Luciano Miserendino Jr.
Also special in this year’s parade is a signature Knights of Nemesis float that will have 14 of the krewe’s past royalty, including Dr. Bryan Bertucci, Karen Fecke, Leighann Fernandez, Jackie Gaeta, Amy Gonzales, Ricky Gonzales, Melissa Showalter Jurisich, Perry Nicosia, Don Picou, Patricia Picou, Charles Ponstein, Billy Showalter, Craig Taffaro and Kayla Tarver.
The celebrity knight for this year’s parade is WWL Radio’s T-Bob Hebert.
The Knights of Nemesis will hold a preparade social meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. at Wimpy’s Tavern, 800 E. Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette. Prospective members are invited. Food will be served.
For information, call Billy Showalter at (504) 583-3998 or visit knightsofnemesis.org.
The Kiwanis Club of St. Bernard presented more than $9,000 in scholarships at its Jan. 5 meeting.
Those receiving scholarship were: Callie Lambert, Brittany Calecas, Katie Bienvenu, Lauren Crain, Emily Jones and David Boynes.
Kiwanis Scholarship Committee members who took part in the presentation are Robby Showalter, Danny Bourgeois, Mike Gorbaty and Charlene Abadie.
The St. Bernard Parish Recreation Department is accepting applications for coaching positions for the 2016 soccer season. For more information, call the Recreation Department at (504) 278-4295.
Relay for Life
Organizers of the 2016 St. Bernard Relay For Life Festival are looking for teams to participate in the event, which will be held from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 5 at Val Reiss Sports Complex in Chalmette.
Crafts booths also are available. For information, contact Deborah Coulon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A team captain meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20, and a committee meeting will be held Feb. 3 at Nunez Community College in Chalmette. For information, contact Kathleen Huff at email@example.com.
Kim Gritter writes about people, places and events in St. Bernard Parish. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.