World's Fare

     Krewe de la Noblesse held its 23nd Annual Ball on Saturday, January 12, 2008 at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

The theme for this year’s ball was “World’s Fare”   and the royalty represented the various

fare found throughout different regions of world.

Members of the 2008 Board of Directors

From left to right: Secretary Brenda Cimmini, second vice-president Johnny Conn, Captain Leo Reddoch, Treasurer Bill McCurley,   President ValoryNorwood ,first vice-president Antony Vincent, Krewe Representative Polly Richards,

Making their final appearances were the 2007 royal court of "Shapespearean Interlude"

King Gabriel XXII Russ Grantham and Queen Ashley Noblesse XXII Eileen Grantham

Duke  Rob Robinson and and Duchess Gloria Robinson

Duke  Bob Green and Duchess Jerri Green

Duke Keith Jagneaux and Duchess Martha Arrington

Duke Kenny Norwood and Duchess Shirley Witherwax

  2008 Debutants


Kristina Davenport Monique Renee’ Leger

Kathy Lowery

Ariel Masse

 Bethany Ann Vincent



 2008 Royal Court



Captain Leo Reddoch III


Captain Leo, a local business owner, is married to the former Heather Wells.  He is the father of three children.

Leo has been a Krewe member since 1997 and Has served as Captain since 2004

Leo and his wife Heather were Duke and Duchess in 1997 (Noblesse Salutes Disney)

and King and Queen in 2002 (Holliday Celebrations).


King Gabriel XXIII and Queen Ashley Noblesse XXIII

Thomas Adam Conner  and , Dorothy Bradshaw Conner

Tom, originally from Sweetlake, attended McNeese State University and is employed by PPG.  He is Chairman of the Board of the Southwest Louisiana Credit Union, Past President of the Lake Charles Credit Union Chapter, Board Member of the Louisiana State Credit Union and a member of the Westlake Cage Club.

Dorothy, originally from Monroe, Louisiana, is a graduate of the University of Louisiana Monroe and the Realtor’s Institute.  She is employed by ERA Moffett Realty, Inc. and is a Classroom Grandmother at Westwood Elementary.  

The Conners are the parents of five daughters, one son, and eleven grandchildren.  In their spare time they  enjoy camping, traveling and boating with family and grandchildren.

Duke and Duchess of the Bavarian Countries

John and Judy Porche’

Duke John, owner of John Porche’ Electric and is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion and enjoys golf in his spare time.

Duchess Judy is the owner of Sweet Treats and is a sponsor for the Banners Series, ETC’s Jazz and Desserts.  She is also a member of the Aids Council and Ribbons of Hope. 

John and Judy are the parents of eight – Angelina and Tony Bruno, Shawn, Sonya, Shannon, Joseph, Maria, and Tammy Porche’.  They are also have three granddaughters and seventeen grandsons.


Duke and Duchess of the Midnight Sun

Danny and Colleen DiPetta 

Duke Danny is a graduate of the University of Louisiana Lafayette and is employed at Waste Management as the Business Improvement Process Manager.  He is a member of the Southwest LA Apartment Association, Southwest Green Team, Home Builders Association, West Calcasieu Chamber of Commerce, Louisiana Senior Olympics, Southwest Louisiana Restaurant Association and the Chamber Southwest.

Duchess Colleen is graduate of Sulphur High School and attended McNeese State University; she is employed at Louisiana Pigment where she is active in the United Way Campaign.

The DiPettas have one son, Daniel DiPetta, II.




Duke and Duchess of the West Indies

Shane and Katina Cooper

Duke Shane is owner of Cooper Timber Companies, Inc. and Versatile Industrial Company, Inc.  He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, and the Buccaneers of Lake Charles.

Duchess Katina has an associate degree in Nursing and is a member of the Lake Area Ladies Club.

Shane and Katina are the parents of three children – Emily, Brandon, and Madison.

Royalty pictures by John Richards