Mardi Gras rewind: Locals enjoy plenty of fun

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Ascension of Our Lord seventh grader Luke Lobue, above, helps get his siblings, Landon and Lucy Bourgeois, lined up for the Krewe Pre-K Crusaders parade. To get the student body in the spirit of Mardi Gras, AOL’s 2-year-old Little Crusaders and 3- and 4-year-old preschool students paraded in the seventh annual ‘Krewe of Pre-K Crusaders.’

Riverside Academy held its annual parade Feb. 24 for elementary students. Children, families and teachers paraded around the campus in an
assortment of wagons, ATVs and golf carts, tossing beads to the high school students and faculty. Laiken Delaneuville wowed the crowd with his elaborate duck blind float. Mom Cassi Delaneuville designed and converted the wagon, she also provided the power.


Alexis Shirer and Sean Roussel are all smiles as Queen and King Du Monde XXXVIII at the Du Monde Ball, which featured a ‘Krewe Du Monde Explores the Continents’ theme Feb. 24 at the St. John Community Center. (Photo by Ralph Romaguera Jr. of Romaguera Photography.)