King Cimmer LXIII, John Larry Dubose, and his Queen, Tina Istre Reaux
Duke Chris Langford and Maid Heidi Simon Vincent, Indiana Jones and the Very Last Damn Crusade
Duke Jason Monk and Maid Keri Newman Lucas, The Adventures of Robin in the Hood
Duke Logan Emerson and Maid Jill Frey, Get a Clue: Sherlock Holmes Meets Nancy Drew in The Case of the Missing Night
Duke Jeff Cavell and Maid Erica Venable, Just a-Swingin’ with Tarzan and Jane
Duke Jeremy Guchereau and Maid Candice Doga Pommier, The Hungry Games: Katniss and Peta Take a Bite Out of Life
Duke Timothy Mouton and Maid Jamie Brodhead, Butch Cassidy Rides Again
Pages Luke Swacker (Woody), Lillian Lawson (Bo Peep), Blake Chastant (Buzz Lightyear) and Emma Guillot (Jesse), Toy Story
Mardi Gras royalty crowned
The stars of cinema came to life Saturday night as the 2018 Krewe of Town Revelers’ Carnival Ball was held at the Crowley Rice Festival Building.
Theme of the event was Cimmer Studios presents Lights… Camera… Adventure.
Reigning over this year’s carnival ball was King Cimmer LXIII, John Larry Dubose, and his Queen, Tina Istre Reaux.
Dubose is married to Maureen McBride Dubose and they have two children, John and Christine, and six grandchildren, Matt, Caroline, Payton, Luke, Ethan, and Alex.
He is the son of Mrs. Mildred Duhon Dubose Picard and the late John T. Dubose, and the brother of King Cimmer the 44th, Jimmy Dubose.
Dubose graduated from Crowley High School in 1962. After graduation, he joined the United States Navy and served his country until 1983. He is a retired Chief Petty Officer.
Dubose was the owner and operator of Neg’s South Park Liquor Store for 25 years. He has served as chairman of the lighting committee for the Krewe of Town Revelers. He was a duke on the court of King Cimmer the 43rd, George Pepin, and his Queen, Sandy Comeaux, in the Krewe of Town Revelers’ production of “Cimmer’s English Garden”.
Reaux is married to Dr. Ted Reaux and they have three children, Chaley, Alex, and Canaan, and one granddaughter, Vivian.
She is the daughter of Mrs. Bernice Istre Myers and the late Herman Istre.
Reaux is the graduate of Jennings High School and the University of Southwestern Louisiana, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. She received her Master’s degree in Religious Education from Loyola University in New Orleans.
For the past 17 years, Reaux has been the religion administrator and choir director for Redemptorist Catholic School.
Reaux has sung the National Anthem for the Krewe of Town Revelers’ Carnival Ball, directed children’s plays, performed with A Block Off Broadway, the Acadia Players, and Bayou Broadway Productions.
Reaux is the cantor for Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Crowley and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lafayette.
She was a maid on the court of King Cimmer the 53rd, Scott O. Sibley, and his Queen, Lisa Dupuis, in the Krewe of Town Revelers’ production of “Cimmer Loves the Nightlife”.
The evening began with The National Anthem. Emcee Paul Landry introduced past royalty and the returning 2017 Court of King Cimmer LXII, Shane Goff and his Queen Karen Spaetgens.
The hosts of the show, The Krewe of Town Revelers, set the tone as Pirates of the Caribbean.
Ball revelers included Ronnie Vienne, Brandon Thibodeaux, Kevin Spell, Beau Sibley, Colby Pommier, Nick Vincent, Tommy McNeely, Dr. Dale LeLeux, David Dupuis and Ronald Stelly, Ball Captain.
In the next adventure, Toy Story, court pages were adorable as the characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep, and Jesse. They were Emma Guillot, daughter of Benji and Jessica Guillot; Lillian Lawson, daughter of Alan and Carey Lawson; Blake Chastant, grandson of Sonny and Renee Chastant; and Luke Swacker, son of David Swacker and Nicole Broussard Swacker.
Representing the CEO’s of Cimmer, King Cimmer LXIII was announced.
Dubose was handsome in a military style suit made of purple and black iridescent taffeta and lined with a silver venetian trim. He carried a scepter and his crown was adorned with amethyst stones.
The Queen to King Cimmer LXIII, Tina Reaux, was breathtaking in an elegant a-lined embroidered and jeweled purple velvet dress. Her dress exhibited an empire bodice embellished with a rhinestone applique.
Her skirt was adorned with silver sequin clusters. She wore a full crown bedecked with rhinestones featuring a family cross of birthstones, a treble clef representing her love for music, a fleur-de-lis representing the trinity and her dedication as a religion teacher and her initials “TRI”. She carried a scepter to compliment her crown.
The King and Queen wore identical collars showcasing a large silver fleur-de-lis. Their mantles displayed a black and silver sequined film strip. Inside the film strip, symbols from a movie clip represented each couple.
The mantles were made of purple velvet and decorated with silver stars. Detailing the mantle’s border was a silver tissue lamé trimmed with purple and silver sequins. Each mantle exhibited a capelet.
The King, Queen and pages took their places on the royal stage, a recreation of a dramatic movie projection room with animated components, awaiting the performance of their royal court.
Dukes and maids were then presented, each portraying remakes of famous adventure movies.
On to the set of Indiana Jones and the Very Last Damn Crusade, Duke Chris Langford cracked his whip as Indiana Jones. His maid, Heidi Simon Vincent, was stunning as Marion Ravenwood.
Vincent is the mother of three and married to Nick Vincent. She is an account manager for Hearod-Lyons Insurance Group.
Langford is the field supervisor for Spell House Raising and Leveling in Crowley.
For the next adventure, Butch Cassidy Rides Again, Duke Timothy Mouton, acted as Butch Cassidy. His Maid, Jamie Brodhead, rocked the stage as Etta Place.
Mouton is the father of three and married to Kimberly Mouton. He is the operations manager for Jaguar Energy Services.
Brodhead is a dental hygienist for Drs. Richey and Touchet. She is the mother of two and is married to Britt Brodhead.
Bow and arrow in hand, Duke Jason Monk, as Robin Hood in The Adventures of Robin in the Hood, was dashing. His Maid, Keri Newman Lucas, was exquisite as Maid Marian.
Monk is the co-founder and partner of Jaguar Energy Services. He is married to Elizabeth Lawson Monk and the father of four.
Lucas, a retired teacher, is currently the part-time branch office administrator for Edward Jones and is married to Rodney Lucas. She is the mother of two girls.
Sherlock Holmes, Duke Logan Emerson, was determined to meet up with Nancy Drew, Maid Jill Frey.
Emerson is a salesman for Shetler Corley Ford. He is married to Heather Habetz Emerson and is the father of one son.
Frey is a part time bookkeeper married to Troy Frey. She is the mother of two girls.
Next, the adventure moved to the set of Just a-Swingin’ with Tarzan and Jane. Jane, the heroine, was Maid Erica Venable. Tarzan, the hero, was Duke Jeff Cavell.
Cavell is an administrative manager and in-house accountant for Industrial Insulation: Metal Building Contractors. He is married to Dr. Maura Gage Cavell and the father of four children.
Venable is the community educator for Hospice of Acadiana and the mother of two girls.
The final destination was the set of The Hungry Games. The stunning Maid Candice Doga Pommier represented Katniss Everdeen. The dapper Duke Jeremy Guchereau represented Peeta Mellark.
Pommier is a Registered Nurse for Lamm Family Care Hospice. She is the mother of three boys and married to Colby Pommier.
Guchereau is the inventory manager for Jaguar Services. He is the father of three girls and married to Kasey Guidry Guchereau.
The music finale performance was followed by the traditional 2018 Court Throw, Promenade, Grand March of the courts of King Cimmer LXII and King Cimmer LXIII, and a toast by Reveler Captain, King Cimmer LI, Hank Capel to King Cimmer LXIII and his court.
The Showstoppers, under the direction of Dolores Nutt, included Juliette Adams and Dr. Stephen Cannon, Lisa Dupuis and Troy Frey, Wanda and Bryan Benoit, Tessa Guillory and Charlie Butler, and Bethany Cramer and Wyatt Stelly.
Extras included Hank Capel, Harold Hecuba; Sandra Marx, assistant clapboard; and Nicole Cannon, assistant makeup.
Dancing for the Krewe de les Dames were Darlene Scarborough and Renee Chastant as the Nancy Drew Party Line, and Lydia Frey, Casey Vercher, and Laurie Suire as the Hungry Games People.
Director of this year’s ball was Judy Guillot; assistant director, Lynn Spell; ball captain, Ronald Stelly; backstage/project manager, Casey Vercher and general coordinator, Kelly Bergeaux.
Other committee chairs included Elliot Doré, royalty; Hank Capel, Reveler Captain; Katie Chiasson, Krewe de les Dames Captain; Judy Guillot, costume coordinator, Marlene Thibodeaux, court assistant; Sandra Marx, King’s luncheon; Donna Landry, page assistant; Ellen Dailey, script; Dolores Nutt, choreography; LaKayla Stelly, Reveler costume coordinator; Angie Goff and Blane Faulk, music and sound.
Also, Larry Spaetgens, spotlights; Shane Goff, video feed; Kevin Spell, prop chairman; Larry Chiasson, south stage decorations; Krewe de les Dames, side room/bar décor; Court of 2017, entrance; David Wilson, graphics; Denise Maddie, TC media; Katie Chiasson, publicity adviser; Brooklyn Lowry, publicity journalist; Laurie Suire, ball marketing coordinator; Carey Lawson, invitations/reserved seating/online ticketing; Primeaux Photography, photography; Darlene Scarborough, T-shirts; Kelly Bergeaux, gifts; Brandon Thibodeaux, bar; Lynn Spell, Queen’s Luncheon; Revelers, parade and videography.
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