Krewe Du Monde Ball planned Feb. 2; parade rolls Feb. 11

Published 12:08 am Saturday, January 6, 2018

The father and daughter tandem of Callen and Carly Hotard will share the spotlight as King and Queen Du Monde XXXIX in the River Region’s largest Carnival celebration.

The LaPlace Jaycees founded Krewe Du Monde in 1974.

The current Krewe Du Monde activities are run by and for the benefit of the Lion’s Club of LaPlace.

The LaPlace Lions Club President is Daniel Kurica.

Callen Hotard is married to Coleen Hotard.

Callen Hotard

He is a graduate of Nicholls State University and was president of Calco Travel from 1986 to 2012. He has been CEO of Hotard Coaches since 2007.

He enjoys traveling and playing golf.

Carly Hotard is a 2015 graduate of Lutcher High School and is a senior at LSU, graduating in May. She works at Northwestern Mutual.

Carly Hotard

A member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Carly enjoys playing tennis, golf, listening to music and the outdoors.

Other members of the royal court include six Duke and Maid pairings, as well as a Captain.

Duke Todd Poirrier is employed as a maintenance supervisor for Shell Convent and is married to Robin Poirrier. They have two children, Remi and Jaci.

Todd Poirrier

Todd graduated from Riverside Academy in 1981 and enjoys hunting, woodworking, golf and spending time with loved ones.

Maid Madisen Lynn Amato, the daughter of Jared Amato and the late Patti Poirrier Amato, attends LSU nursing school in New Orleans.

Madisen Amato

She enjoys spending free time with loved ones, reading and attending sporting events and plays.

Duke Francis “Bubby” Guidry, president of River Parish Contractors, is married to Maria Guidry. They have three children, Trey, Merryn and Maddie.

Bubby Guidry

Bubby is a Riverside Academy graduate who enjoys spending time with loved ones, traveling, hunting, fishing and attending LSU sporting events.

Maid Lauren Elizabeth Lovelace, daughter of Melissa Rieder and Craig Lovelace, graduated from Nicholls State University in May 2017 with a degree in biology.

Lauren Lovelace

She plans to apply and attend physical therapy school.

She is a certified personal trainer and loves exercise, hunting, traveling, margaritas and her pug dog.

Duke Jaret Treas is the Infrastructure Program Manager for Shell and is married to Alison Hotard Treas. They have two children, Gabrielle and Anthony.

Jaret Treas

Jaret graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor of science in civil engineering. He also leads and manages the civil engineering discipline at the Shell Convent and Geismar sites.

Jaret enjoys spending time with his family and friends, participating in live theater, hunting and fishing, woodworking and reading about history and philosophy.

Maid Ali Elizabeth Vicknair, daughter of Wayne and Jenni Vicknair, is majoring in business and public relations at River Parish Community College and serves as marketing coordinator for Retirement Planning Partners.

Ali Vicknair

She founded non-profit V.E.T.S. (Volunteers Embracing True Soldiers.) During her free time, she enjoys writing, drinking coffee and spreading her faith with the world.

Duke Kerry Brignac is married to Jane Haydel Brignac, and they have a daughter, Danielle.

Kerry Brignac

Kerry is the owner of B&D Tractor Services and Property Manager of Khan Properties. In 2016, he retired from Marathon Petroleum after 28 years.

He enjoys spending time at the farmhouse in Mississippi, relaxing at the beach condo in Alabama, and enjoying time at home with family and friends.

Maid Gabrielle Marie Boesen, the daughter of Thomas Boesen and R.J. and Rochelle Ory, attends Louisiana State University, where she majors in biological sciences.

Gabrielle Boesen

She attended St. Joan of Arc and St. Charles Catholic and enjoys watching movies, cooking and spending time on the back porch with loved ones.

Duke Steve Noyes is married to Lesley Falcon Noyes, and they have three children, Stevie Nicole Noyes, Lindsay Regina Noyes and Casey Lynn Noyes.

Steve Noyes

Steve graduated from East St. John High School in 1987 and from Louisiana Technical College in 1992.

He worked in industrial equipment sales for 23 years, “early-retiring” into real estate speculation and home improvement in 2015.

He is an electrician, remodeler and property owner and manager, while also operating Lesley’s party supply store.

He is an amateur master of ceremonies, live sporting event P.A. and sick D.J.

(D.J. Thug Nasty).

He’s a big fan of the Riverside Academy Rebels & Lady Rebels, Marching Pride of Riverside, Riverlands Stingrays Swim Team, LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints.

Maid Ashlyn Marie Lambert, the daughter of Billy and Sandi Lambert, works at BREC as volunteer and special events coordinator.

Ashlyn Lambert

She is a 2012 graduate of Riverside Academy and 2016 graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science.

She enjoys spending time with loved ones, attempting to cook, staying active and listening to live music. Her interests include graphic design, community work and meeting new people.

Duke Ken LeBlanc is married to Michelle LeBlanc, and they have three children, Kate, Landree and Korryn. He works at Guzman’s Machine Works.

Ken LeBlanc

He attended St. Charles Catholic, received an associate’s degree in industrial technology and enjoys coaching his son in baseball and football.

Maid Kelsey Roussel, daughter of Paul and Michelle Roussel, graduated from Lutcher High School and is a sophomore at Louisiana State University majoring in pre-dental hygiene.

Kelsey Roussel

She works at Smile Stars Dentistry in Baton Rouge.

Kelsey enjoys Greek life activities, being with friends, riding jet skis and participating in outdoor activities.

The King and Queen and members of their royal court will be officially presented at the 39th Krewe Du Monde Ball — with a “Du Monde goes to the Oscars” theme — at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.

Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Tickets, at $75 per person, can be purchased at Roussel’s Fine Jewelry & Gifts on Belle Terre Boulevard in LaPlace or online at

The Krewe Du Monde parade rolls through LaPlace beginning at 11 a.m. Feb. 11.

William Millet is Krewe Du Monde’s captain, and his wife, Lori, is the captain’s lady. William has been involved with LaPlace Lions Club and Krewe Du Monde since 2010.

William Millet