MG 2019

Friday, February 22

Hercules

Krewe of Hercules

6 p.m., Westside route, Houma

Theme: Hercules Jazzin’ It Up – 35th Anniversary 

Floats: 30

King: Randy Landry 

Dukes: William “T-Boo” Adams, Robert “T-Rob” Bertinot, James Boudreaux, Ricky Boudreaux, Dean Chiasson, Hanson Filce, William “Bill” Hadaway, Chris Kramer, Robert Lirette, Mark Naquin, Brad Ramirez, Shane Zeringue, DDS – Head Duke

Goddesses: Harley Bertinot, Alejandra Bordelon, Abigail Boudreaux, Hannah Bourg, Peyton Burnthorne, Savana Chabert, Emily Chaisson, Hannah Dinger, Elizabeth Gilmore, Brooke Griffin, Alexis Rasid, Isabella Williams

Pages: Colton Allen Bexley, Chloe Anne Bourgeois, Gunner Hawkins Foret, Joseph Paul LaRussa, Olivia Claire LaRussa, Caroline Rae Simoneaux 

Parade Captain: S.P. LaRussa

Ball Captain: Mark Pitre

Captain of the Royal Court: Michael LaRussa

For 35 years, Hercules has been dazzling revelers with spectacular lighted floats and collectible throws. The krewe’s unique super-floats carry over 750 members throughout the west Houma region throwing specialty beads with this year’s crest on a medallion. This year’s grand marshal is Doug Williams. Be on the look out for special entertainment, the 610 Stompers!  

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Saturday, February 23

Aquarius

Krewe of Aquarius

6:30 p.m., West side, Houma

Theme: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Floats: 26

Queen:Shairee Jones 

Maids: Renee King, Mary Ray, Danielle Craft and Ariana Faul

Pages: Madison Jones, Destiny Jones, Lonnie Kinchen and Howard Kinchen

Capatin of the Parade: Cheryl LeBlanc

Ball Captain: Leslie Tidwell

The Krewe’s theme each year is selected by the Parade Captain. Every fifth year, Aquarius includes the word “fun” in the theme title, a tradition since the club was established. Each float Captain selects a sealed envelope with a theme included and that is how each float gets its theme. The Krewe of Aquarius hosts an annual Easter Eggstravaganza on the court house lawn to give back to the children of our community. 

They also make annual donations to nonprofit groups in our parish. Each year, two groups are selected that trying to make a difference in our community. This year, Aquarius has 14 charter members that will celebrate and reminisce about the last 25 years. They have been able to see the Krewe grow from 150 members to its current 680 members.

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Krewe of Tee Caillou

Noon, Chauvin

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Krewe of Des T-Cajuns

Noon, Larose

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Sunday, February 24

Hya
Hya king

Krewe of Hyacinthians

12 p.m., West side route, Houma

Theme: Hyacinthians Salutes Broadway Musicals

Floats: 17

Queen: Shirley Crowley

King: Wade Landry

Maids: Andrea Doyle, Antoinette Benton, Leslie Landry, Carolyn McNabb, Catherine Schwab Coreil, Chantel Fontaine, Danna Schwab, Tamara Bergeron 

Dukes: Brad Doyle, Charlie Bergeron, Craig Landry, Evan Benton, Hayden Bergeron, Joshua Alford, Ross Pellegrin, Seth Miller

Pages: Harlen Daigle, Jacob Bourgeios, Kate Dantin, Sophia Chauvin

Scroll Bearers: Brandon Gawlick Jr., Charlotte St. Pierre

Captain of the Ball: Evette Detiveaux

Captain of the Parade: Robin Lapeyrouse

Each of Hyacinthians’ 17 throwing floats – each of which holds 22 to 26 riders – has a title, which is selected by the float captain and ties into the theme of the parade. This year look for two maids floats as well as the recently renovated Queen’s float. Floats will represent Hairspray, Singing in the Rain, Chicago, Taxi and Rock of Ages, to mention a few. Riders also design their costumes to represent the theme. This year’s signature color is blue! Look for blue cups, doubloons and logo beads. Parade-goers will want to keep an eye out for the krewe’s signature item: a top hat bearing Hyacinthians’ logo. The embellished hats will be handed from floats. Also watch for Fascinators, small hats on headbands. Both the top hats and fascinators, introduced in 2015, are a Carnival collector’s item.

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Krewe of Titans

follows Hyacinthians, Houma

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Krewe of Shaka

1:30, Thibodaux

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Krewe of Ambrosia

follows Shaka, Thibodaux

Theme: Seeing Louisiana through Ambrosia’s Eyes

Floats: 12

King: Joshua Philips

Queen: Dawn Usea 

Dukes: Glen Raffray, Kyle David, Garret Smith, Duane Smith, Carl Waguespack, Reed Callais

Maids: Josie Gravios, Emma McAllister, Kylie Pitre, Alyse Bourgeois, Jenna Adams, MaKenzie Bourgeois

Pages: Adeline Lanegrasse, Elijah Phillips

Captain of the Parade: Glen Raffrary

Tableau Captain: Denise Callais

President: Glen Haydel

Grand Marshal: Jason Derouen, the Cajun Ninja

First parading in 1986, the Krewe of Ambrosia is well-known as “the krewe that throws the most.” Their king and queen are selected in a unique process: all members present at that particular meeting complete a ballot stating they wish to be royalty. A ballot is then selected at random. If the ballot selected is a man, he chooses who he wishes to be queen. In reverse, a woman would select her king. This allows for couples to reign together. During this year’s parade, attendees are sure to catch Krewe of Ambrosia logo beads, footballs, Frisbees, mugs, coloring books, swords, stuffed animals and more. 

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Krewe of Versailles

Noon, Larose

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