With glitzy and glamorous outfits appropriate for rock stars, members of the Krewe of Dionysos continued its 2018-19 theme of “It’s Only Rock and Roll” at their Twelfth Night Party Saturday, Jan. 5 at Ben Johnson Auditorium. Float Group Hosts were the Mixed Nuts, Parrot Heads and the Cane River Bells, who prepared the food and decorated the tables. After chatting and catching up, members enjoyed refreshments, complete with king cake, keeping the tradition behind Twelfth Night. The event is associated with the beginning of the Mardi Gras season.
King cake is usually eaten Jan. 6 in honor of Epiphany, or Twelfth Night, which marks the arrival of three wise men or kings in Bethlehem, who delivered gifts to the baby Jesus.
Afterwards, members and the 2019 Royal Court greeted the members of the Junior Court. The Royal Court consists of King and Queen Dionysos XXI Kirk Soileau and Carmen Aviles, Duke and Duchess of Dance Kevin McCain and Kara Morvant, Duke and Duchess of Decadence Byron McKinny and Angie McKnight, Duke and Duchess of Desire Craig Caskey and Rena Baudion and Duke and Duchess of Destiny Doug and Angela Pesnell, with Captain Jerry McElwee.
The 2019 Junior Court members are:
Walker Roe Jackson is the daughter of Clay and Leah Jackson, who are both charter members of the Krewe. Her grandparents, Tandy and Eileen Jackson, are also charter members. Walker is a senior at St. Mary’s School.
Mason Tyler Murphy (not pictured) is the son of Lance and Amy Murphy, both Krewe members as well as his grandmother Linda Rachal. He attends Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belview, Texas.
Mallory Elizabeth Owens, escorted by grandfather Pete Johnson, is the daughter of Mandy and Jason Owens. Her grandmother is Janet Johnson. Pete and Janet are members of the Krewe. Mallory is a senior at Marion High School in Marion, Ark.
Hailey Marie Seaman, escorted by brother Jim Seaman, is the daughter of Charles Seaman, a member of the Krewe. Hailey is a senior at St. Mary’s School.
Brady Glenn Sers is the son of Glen and Julie Sers, both members of the Krewe. Brady is a senior at Natchitoches Senior High School.
Caroline Elizabeth Stokes is the daughter of Dr. Marc and Mindy Stokes, both members of the Krewe. Caroline is a senior at St. Mary’s School.
See the Junior Court and members of the Royal Court during the Krewe of Dionysos Mardi Gras Parade Saturday, March 2! Any bands or groups that would like to participate in the parade, email email@example.com, visit www.kreweofdionysos.org or call 903-926-4354.