The Ladies’ Krewe of Galatea celebrated “The Charm of Nursery Rhymes” at its 48th annual ball and tableau Feb. 11 at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium.
Queen Galatea XLVIII Sondra Dohmann was presented as Star. Accompanying her were Pages Ashely Denning, daughter of Marcia Denning, and Harlie Fontenot, daughter of Brittany and Coty Fontenot.
King of Galatea XLVIII Brett Bagwell took his bow as the merry Old King Cole.
His attendants were Gavin and Graham St. Romain, sons of Krystin and Jason St. Romain.
Court members were presented as famous nursery rhymes.
First Maid Krystin St. Romain depicted Little Bo Peep and was escorted by Dustin Bagwell as Little Boy Blue.
Representing Miss Muffet was Second Maid Noel Birriel, escorted by Louis Granger as Peter Piper.
Third Maid Brittany Fontenot, escorted by Timothy Kyle, portrayed Jack and Jill.
Fourth Maid Connie LaCombe was Mary Had a Little Lamb. She was on the arm of Jeffrey Matte's Humpty Dumpty.
In accordance with Galatea tradition, the members’ young daughters and sons were introduced. Honored as ladies in waiting were Kathryn Craddock, Alyssa Gray, Carlee Landry, Maria Marcell, Mary Melancon and Caitlyn Picou. The young women were escorted by Aiden DeHart, Alex Gaddis, Jared Gore, Matthew Griffin, George Hoff and Carson Marcantel.
The captain, whose name is never revealed, portrayed Mother Goose, the famed imaginary author and mother of nursery rhymes.
Corralling all the krewe members was parade Lt. Michele Picou as The Farmer in the Dell.
Members of the krewe’s 12 float groups represented beloved nursery rhymes as Three Blind Mice; Pat-a-Cake; Mary, Mary Quite Contrary; Baa Baa Black Sheep; Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater and The Itsy Bitsy Spider.
The board and officers lead the krewe as Ten Little Indians, headed by board Lt. Christie Dragna.
Husbands of Galatea members served in numerous capacities for the gala event. General chairman was Glenn Thibodaux, assisted by Bobby Ferguson.
The Krewe of Galatea will parade at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26.