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Putting on the Red, White, and Blue

by David Specht

Krewe des Ambassadeurs Grand Bal’ XIX took place on Valentine’s Day evening at the Magnolia Ballroom at Sam’s Town Casino. With George French III as host, this year’s theme for the Bal’ was “Putting on the Red White and Blue” which gave the Royals’ outfits and the decor a patriotic flair. 

Before the naming of the 2020 Royals, the Presentation of Colors was carried out by Minden High School ROTC. The National Anthem was performed by Miss Spirit of Fasching Grace Powell.

As we say goodbye to the 2019 Royals, we welcome in the 2020 Royals as follows. Mahala Hutto was named Captain XIX. Jason Parker was crowned Duke XV. Lauren Fish and Joel Gray were crowned Duchess and Duke of Hospitality XIX. Patricia Schwartz and Keith Keen were crowned Duchess and Duke of Prosperity XIX. Carrigan Wiggins and Beau Branch were crowned Princess and Prince XIX. Venetia Michael was crowned Queen XIX and Joe Ellis was crowned Michael King XIX. 

“This year’s ball was over the top. The colors, the lights, and the music were all fantastic.  Our Royalty put on a fabulous presentation wearing beautifully colored costumes and great music. After the presentation, the sold-out crowd danced to the sounds of the Mix until midnight,” said Captain XIX Mahala Hutto. 

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