Allovus names king, queen
Published 12:03 am Saturday, January 21, 2017
Kevin Joseph Klibert and Brittany Ann Lambert will reign as King and Queen Allovus LII during the annual ball Feb. 18.
“Allovus Presents The Great Gatsby” is this year’s theme, and the ball will be held at St. Charles Catholic High School in LaPlace. The court is selected on the basis of members’ participation in the LARAYO organization and Krewe of Allovus.
Lambert is the daughter of Doug and Penny Lambert of Reserve. She is a junior at Southeastern Louisiana University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Her family has been involved with Larayo since 1967, and she became involved at 8 years old. Lambert and her parents have been involved in The Krewe of Allovus for the past seven years.
Her grandfather was King Allovus XXIV, her father was Duke Allovus XLVI and she was Maid Allovus XLVIII.
Klibert and his wife Melissa have three children: Joshua, Dylan and Nicole. He is a Senior Mechanical Technician at Monsanto Company and has worked for the company for 18 years.
Klibert’s family has been LARAYO members for 20 years, where Klibert has served as baseball coach, director of baseball, concession and pool manager, along with heading many special projects.
The Kliberts have also been Krewe of Allovus members for 15 years. Their royalty started with Melissa serving as Maid in 1983 (XVII), followed by Kevin as Duke in 2002 and their daughter, Nicole, as Maid in 2011 and Queen in 2014.
Captain Allovus Daryl Paul Cox is married to the former Anna Marie Wille, and they have two children, Christopher and Rebeca. Their family has been members of LARAYO for 19 years.
Daryl, board of directors member for ten years and is currently the president of the organization, a title he has held for the past six years.
He and his wife have been members of the Krewe of ALLOVUS for 14 years, serving on the concession and decorating committee through the years. His wife also served as secretary and treasurer for Allovus from 2014-16.
He was a Duke Allovus XLIII and Ball Chairman the past three years. His daughter Rebeca was Maid Allovus XLV and Queen ALLOUVS LI.
Duke Jason Beber, of Reserve, is the husband of Shanna Beber and father of Jenna, Matthew, Ryan and Landon. He has served as an educator in St. John the Baptist Parish Schools for 14 years, the last three as principal of Lake Pontchartrain Elementary.
His passion for coaching started in 2003 as head coach of the East St. John High School girls soccer team. Since then he has coached middle school football and baseball and recreation baseball and soccer. He has served as a boys baseball head and assistant coach at Larayo for the past five years.
Maid Shelby Elizabeth Reine, the daughter of Michael and Alisha Reine, is a LaPlace resident and a senior, honor student at St. Charles Catholic High School.
Shelby will be attending Texas A&M University in the fall and will be on the Aggie equestrian team.
Her roots in Allovus and LARAYO run deep, as her family has been involved in both organizations since they were founded. Father Michael has been a head softball coach for 13 years, Girls’ Softball Director for 12 years, Vice President of LARAYO for two years and trustee for a year.
Michael has served as Captain of Allovus XLIX, L, LI, King Allovus XLVII, and Duke Allovus XLI. Shelby’s grandfather, the late Mack E. Reine Jr., served as Captain Allovus V, King Allovus XXIII and Duke Allovus X.
At LARAYO, Shelby played softball for 10 years and was a member of the swim team for six years. She competes nationally in equestrian events and is a two-time world champion. Shelby is also a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.
Duke Christopher Jobe’ Boucvalt of LaPlace is married to Lesli Grady Boucvalt, and they have two sons: Luke and Will.
Boucvalt, an engineer for Verizon, has been involved with LARAYO since he was a child playing baseball, swimming and life guarding as a teenager.
He has coached his son’s baseball teams, judged for swim meets and assists with many special projects around the park. He is also an active member of the LaPlace Lion’s Club. His father, Jobe’ Boucvalt, was King Allovus XLIV and his sister, Emilie, was maid Allovus XLVII.
Maid Zoe Anne Zaidain is the daughter of Randy and Michelle Zaidain of LaPlace.
She is an honor student (National Honor Society) as a junior at St. Charles Catholic High School, where she played volleyball for two years. She is continuing on her third year on the softball team and swim team.
Within the community, Zoe participates in Relay for Life and LaPlace Lion’s Club activities.
Zoe and her family have been active in Larayo since 2006. She has completed eight years of softball, is on her 11th year of swim and currently works as a lifeguard.
Her father, Randy, has coached softball for nine years, is a swim starter for all meets and was on the Board of Directors for six years. Her parents have been part of the Allovus committee for six years. Randy was a Duke in 2009.
Duke Justin David Smith is married to Kerri Serven Smith, and they have two children, Dylan Matthew Smith and Blakely Amie Smith.
Justin works at Valero St. Charles Refinery as an Operations Technician. He first became involved with Larayo as a boy, playing baseball for 10 years and swimming for four years.
He has enjoyed being a head coach at Larayo. His son Dylan has participated in baseball and swim for the last four years. Justin served in the United States Marines and received Honorable Discharge as an E-5 Sergeant.
Maid Riley Ann Edwards, 17-year-old daughter of Rick and Kelly Edwards, is a senior at St. Charles Catholic High School.
She will be attending Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge in the fall.
She has been awarded The Dean’s Scholarship. She will be majoring in nursing and plans to become a neo-natal nurse.
Riley played softball for eight years and swam for 12 years. She is a lifeguard at Larayo during the summer and works part time at ASAP Monograms.
Riley’s mom, Kelly, swam and played cabbage ball for 10 years and coached softball for 1 year. Her father, Rick was a baseball and softball coach for 16 years and has been on the Board of Directors for 28 years.
Her parents have been in Krewe for 28 years; Riley was a Page when her father was King in 2007. He was a Duke in 1994 and was Captain for 4 years. Kelly was a Maid in 1980.
Riley’s sister, Jenny, was a maid in 1999 and Queen in 2002. Her Aunt Heidi was Queen in 1986 and her Aunt Shea was a Maid in 1998. Riley’s grandmother, Robbie Tomeny, has been in the Krewe for 22 years.
Duke Jeremy West resides in Garyville with his wife of 16 years, Jennifer Johnson-West, and their two sons, Rustin and Colden West.
He is the Operations Director and Owner of Industrial Response Services, Inc. Jeremy has enjoyed his time with family and friends at Larayo for the past five years.
Alexis Renee Remondet, daughter of Matthew and Stacy Remondet, is a junior at Destrehan High School.
She is a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Rho Kappa, Mu Alpha Theta and drama club. She played softball for six years and danced for Dance Unlimited for 10 years.
Her mother, Stacy Landry Remondet, was Maid and Queen. Her grandfather, Chuck Landry, was Duke, Captain and King of Allovus.
After graduating she plans to pursue a career in meteorology.