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Mystique of Camelot
Krewe de la Noblesse held its 28th Mardi Gras Ball on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Lake Charles Civic Center. In keeping with this year’s theme, “Mystique of Camelot”, the Coliseum was transformed to symbolize the era of Camelot with its castles, dungeons, and dragons. The script for the presentation written by Krewe Member, Kristine Like and the Director for the presentation was Krewe Member, John Richards. Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Mr. Dale Mann.
The presentation began with the posting of colors by the Third Battalion 156th Unit of the Louisiana National Guard and the singing of the National Anthem.
The Board for 2012-2013 was introduced
Mrs. Valerie Norwood, President, escorted by her husband Kenneth Norwood
Mr. Doug Talley, First Vice President, escorted by his wife Paulette
Mrs. Leah Brame, Second Vice President, escorted by her husband Tommy
Mrs. Brenda Cimini, Secretary, escorted by her husband Joe
Mr. Bill McCurley, Treasurer, escorted by his grandson’s new bride, Brandi DeRouen
Mrs. Polly Richards, Krewe
Representative, escorted by
by her husband John Richards
Members of the 2013 Board of Directors
From left to right:
Second vice-president Mrs. Leah Brame, First vice-president Mr. Doug Talley, President Valerie Norwood, Captain Leo Reddoch, Representative Polly Richards, Treasurer Bill McCurley, Krewe Secretary Brenda Cimini
The Royal Court for the 2012 Ball, “Noblesse’s Enchantment Under the Sea”, was introduced
Gabriel Noblesse the XXVII, Mr. Wayne Caraway
Queen Ashley Noblesse the XXVII, Mrs. Sylvia Caraway
Duke and Duchess of Marine Life, Tony Comeaux and Toni Caraway
Duke and Duchess Reef Life, Dwight Duplantis and his new bride Tammy Boudreaux-Duplantis
Duke and Duchess of Sunken Treasure Paul and Sheila Pounders
Duke and Duchess of Atlantis, Vince and Jennifer Vincent
2013 Royal Court
The presentation continued with the arrival of the Krewe Captain
Representing Sir Lancelot, first Knight of the Round Table
Captain Leo Reddoch, III
Captain Leo and his wife Heather are residents of Lake Charles and the owners of Reddoch Land Surveying, Gulf Coast Unishippers, Western Shipping Group of New Mexico, and Ship It All of Beaumont, Texas. They are the parents of three sons – Jason, Grant, and Alec. Leo is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and enjoys sailing, hunting, fishing and golf.
Representing Sir Galahad and Lady of the Lake
Duke Donnie Courvelle and Duchess Lottie Rice Courvelle
Duke Donnie, is a certified welder, and a thirty-six year employee of PPG. He is a graduate of Vinton High School and McNeese State University. He also served in the Army for four years and was stationed in Germany. He enjoys golf, power lifting, and gardening.
Duchess Lottie is an Operations Administrative Coordinator at PPG. She is a graduate of LaGrange High School and McNeese State University. She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Association and participates in fund raising events for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She enjoys cooking, entertaining, gardening and traveling.
Donnie and Lottie are the parents of Lindsay Bollotte Ardoin, Haley Bollotte Pole, Tammy Peveto and Tiffany Peveto as well as grandparents to McKlayne and Mallory Ardoin, Morgan Pole, Cole and Reese Peveto. They are members of the Pelican Coast Parrothead Club and Krewe des Pirates. Duke Donnie and Duchess Lottie are residents of Lake Charles.
Representing Sir Gawain and Lady Morgan Le
Tabanjah and Duchess Amy Veuleman
Duke Abe is an Analyst at Praxair. He is a graduate of McNeese State
University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Masters
in Business Administration. He is a member of the American Institute of
Duchess Amy is a graduate of ULM and McNeese State University with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Speech Communications. Amy is an instructor at McNeese in the Department of Mass Communications. She is a member of the Women’s Commission of SWLA, United Way of SWLA Faculty Advisor for Cowboys in Action. The Duke and Duchess reside in Lake Charles and are the parents of Harrison, a freshman at St. Louis and Nicholas a student at OLQH.
Gabriel Noblesse XXVIII and Queen Ashley Noblesse XXVIII
Representing King Arthur and Queen Guinevere
King Kyle is a graduate of Oakdale High School and attended McNeese State University and received a degree in Process Technology from Sowela Technical Community College. He is employed by Vista Chemical as Project Liaison Coordinator. Kyle enjoys fishing, visiting Galveston Island, working on his 1988 Corvette, and cooking for his family and friends. He and his son, Garrett Joseph Doise reside in Lake Charles.
Queen Dawn is a graduate of McNeese State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. She is employed by Firestone Polymers as an Environmental Team Lead. The Queen enjoys watching her children play baseball and soccer, singing and playing the violin in the Praise band of the First Baptist Church in Moss Bluff. She has served as Captain for Firestone Polymers American Cancer Society Making Strides and Relay for Life Teams, and participated in Bowl for Kids Sake. She has two sons, Ryan Joseph Cole age 14, and Johnathan Christian Cole age 8. Dawn and her sons reside in Sulphur.
Following the traditional promenade and toast by the Royal Court, members and guests enjoyed remainder of the evening dancing to the music of
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Miss Samantha Bradford was escorted by her father. She is the daughter of Patrick Bradford and Krista Bradford; and was sponsored by her aunt and uncle, Krewe Members Mickey and Donna DeLucca. Samantha is a graduate of Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Georgia. She is now attending the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia majoring in Pre-med Biology and Chemistry. She aspires to become an oncologist. Samantha is honored as recipient of the H.O.P.E. Scholarship and is currently a member of the Peer Mentoring Group which mentors students in local elementary schools and is a Vacation Bible School Volunteer and participates in the Seven Bridges Organization which feeds the homeless living among the most populated bridge in Atlanta. She along with her sister Stephanie was Life Editor of her high school yearbook
Miss Stephanie Bradford was escorted by her brother, Kyle Bradford. She is the daughter of Patrick Bradford and Krista Bradford and was sponsored by her aunt and uncle, Krewe Members Mickey and Donna DeLucca. A graduate of Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Georgia, Stephanie is currently attending the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia majoring in Pre-med Biology. She hopes become a Pediatrician. She is a recipient of the H.O.P.E. Scholarship and member of Peer Mentoring Group, which mentors elementary school children. She is also a Vacation Bible School volunteer and participant in the Seven Bridges Organization to feed the homeless in Atlanta, Georgia.
Miss Maggie N’Cole Bradshaw is the daughter of Earl and D’nita Bradshaw and is sponsored by her aunt and uncle Krewe Members Tom and Dorothy Conner. A graduate of Westlake High School, Maggie received numerous All District, Allstate, MVP and LHSSA Softball awards as a pitcher for the Westlake Softball Team. She also participated in Tennis and Volleyball. She is currently attending McNeese State University majoring in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and Journalism; Maggie is a member of the McNeese Baptist Collegiate Ministries’ Leadership Team which participated in a mission trip to tornado damaged areas of Alabama. In 2012 she was designated as a McNeese State University Presidential Honoree. She was escorted by her father.
Miss Kelsey Fontenot is the daughter of Skirit Fontenot and Krewe Member Keith Fontenot. She is a graduated Summa Cum Laude from of Alfred M. Barbe High School with a Diploma with Academic Endorsement. While attending high school she was a cheerleader, President of the National Honor Society, Secretary of the International Club and the House Representative for Junior Statesmen of America. She received the Barbe Leadership Award and was recognized by Calcasieu Parish for outstanding performance on the ACT and SAT Tests. Kelsey is a Pre-med major at Tulane University where she has been awarded the Tulane Presidential Scholar Award. She was escorted by her father.
Miss Anna Grantham is the daughter of Mark and Lisa Grantham. She was sponsored by her grandfather, Krewe Member Merlyn “Sonny” Grantham. Anna is a graduate of St. Louis High School where she was a member of the Saint’s Golf and Swim Teams. She was Captain of the Swim Team her senior year. She was also a member of the Key Club and Campus Ministry during her four years at St. Louis; and is a volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Patrick’s Hospital and Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. Anna is attending McNeese State University majoring in Nursing. She is a member of Chi Omega, the Student Union Board, and the Blue Blaze Nation. She was escorted by her grandfather, Merlyn “Sonny” Grantham.
Miss Kelly McCary is the daughter of Erik and Chelle Felan of Humble Texas. She was sponsored by her aunt and uncle, Krewe Member John and Dianna Davenport. Kelly is a senior at Atascocita High School in Humble, Texas, where she serves as the mascot for the Varsity Cheer Team. For the past two years she has been a member of the National Latin Honor Society and has placed first at State Competitions in Latin for Art and for Digital Scrapbook. Kelly is a volunteer at a local nursing home. She plans on attending either the University of Texas or Texas State in the fall to major in Graphic Design and Photography. She was escorted by her uncle, John Davenport.