Krewe of Excellence Queen Outing

Generally, 12 days after Christmas (Twelfth Night) kicks off the Mardi Gras season. Well, that is not necessarily so with the local Krewe of Excellence. Members of the organization’s royal court have been busy since the crowning ceremony June 1. Court members have been participating in annual coronation celebrations with other constituent member krewes of the Northwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association-Captain of Captains and they have participated in a community parade. Former Krewe of Excellence queens Cynthia Nora and Vanessa Monroe recently coordinated and hosted a “Circle of Salads” gathering at Trail Boss Restaurant and a movie outing June 30 for the reigning queen, LaQuita Collins, sending invitations to the women of the krewe. The gathering provided a great forum for the queen, ladies of her court and members to talk about upcoming public service projects, family, merriment events and activities, taking countless “selfies,” sharing the excitement of the 2020 season and concluding the day with watching the motion picture “Shaft” at Parkway Cinema. The krewe’s annual ball is Jan. 25, 2020 in the Natchitoches Events Center. From left are ladies of the Krewe of Excellence and Collins is in the center.