The Krewe du Monde marked Carnival festivities in the River Parishes with a ball last evening at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.
“Krewe du Monde Honors Heroes Among Us” was the banner for the evening’s 37th celebration and for the parade today through the streets of LaPlace at 11 a.m.
Reigning over the festivities last evening were Mr. Michael Tregre and his daughter, Miss Jasmine Tregre, as king and queen.
His majesty has been sheriff of St. John the Baptist Parish since 2012. He served as a duke in 2008. He and his wife Tanyia have two children, the queen and Jared.
Her majesty is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. She is currently preparing for entrance examinations for medical school. She has also served in previous du Monde courts as a maid.
Page to the king was Chad Jones and page to the queen was Saiyo Gerard.
Other members of the royal court as maids and dukes included Miss Corryn White, daughter of Tim and Dawn White; and Mr. Marty Duhon, husband of Kodi and father of Chelsea and Chase.
Also in the court were Miss Payton Bourgeois, daughter of Kyle and Susie Bourgeois, and Mr. Chris Kugler, husband of Tracey and father of Gabriel, Baylor and Caraline.
Also serving as maid and duke were Miss Hailey Chapman, daughter of Mark and Heidi Chapman, and Mr. Wayne Stein, husband of Christine and father of Drei and Charlie.
Other members of the court included Miss Victoria Mohon, daughter of Bruce and Julie Mohon, and Mr. Gary Aucoin, husband of Kristin and father of Cooper, Mila and Madden.
Additionally, serving in the court were Miss Alexis Shirer, daughter of Paul and Rachel Shirer, and Mr. Sean Roussel, husband of Mona and father of Nicholas.
Also in the court were Miss Jaci Gravois, daughter of Clyde and Tania Gravois; and Mr. Robbie LeBlanc, husband of Marcy and father of Luke, Dylan, Seth, Leah and Laynie. Captain and Lady of the krewe are William and Lori Millet of Gramercy.
The organization was founded by the LaPlace Jaycees in 1974. Activities are run by and for the benefit of the Lion’s Club of LaPlace. The krewe’s parade is the largest in the River Parishes.