Natchitoches resident Ava Kathryn Bijeaux was presented as the 2019 Ozone Cameilla Festival Queen of Slidell at the 71st Annual Washington Mardi Gras Ball. The festivities began with a luncheon at the Capitol with Gov. John Bel Edwards, before flying to Washington D.C. Jan. 30. The Mardi Gras Ball was Feb. 2 at the Hilton Washington Hotel. She appeared at several parties and events prior to the ball before she returned home Feb. 3.