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Krewe Du Monde Ball planned March 1; parade rolls March 3

Michael P. Wright and Danielle Brignac, each of LaPlace, will share the spotlight as King and Queen Du Monde XL 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 William Millet.

This year’s ball theme is “Do You Believe in Magic?” and the fun starts at 7 p.m. March 1 at the St. John the Baptist Parish Community Center.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets, which are $80 per person, can be purchased at laplacelions.club or Roussel’s Fine Jewelry & Gifts in LaPlace and Gramercy.

The parade hits the streets of LaPlace March 3, starting at 11 a.m.

Michael is married to Erica A. Wright. He is a senior manager with Fresenius Medical Care North America (Sales & Account Management) and sits on the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana.

He is also an eight-year St. John Parish Councilman, Regional Planning Commission commissioner, former co-chairman for Relay for Life of St. John, former Board of Directors member for St. John Theatre and a LaPlace Lions Club member.

The King’s page is Arden Paternostro, daughter of Marci Gauthreaux and Stephen Paternostro.

Danielle Brignac is the daughter of Jane and Kerry Brignac. She is a graduate of St. Charles Catholic High School and Southeastern Louisiana University.

She is a special education teacher in St. Charles Parish with plans to pursue her master’s degree in the near future.

The Queen’s page is Olivia Guillot, daughter of Jessica and Ryan Guillot.

Chris Boucvalt

Captain Chris Boucvalt, a LaPlace resident, is married to Lesli Boucvalt. Their children are Luke and Will.

Chris is an engineer for Verizon.

Troy Roussel

Duke Troy Roussel, of Paulina, is married to Stacey Roussel. Their children are Kadynn, Karson, Cooper and Carter.

Troy is an enterprise manager for Cox Business.

Avarie J. Louque

Maid Avarie J. Louque, of Paulina, is the daughter of Della and Scott Louque.

She is a graduate of Lutcher High School and a current student at Louisiana State University, majoring in kinesiology pre-med.

Jason Beber

Duke Jason Beber, of Reserve, is married to Shanna Beber. Their children are Jenna, Matthew, Ryan and Landon.

He is a principal in the Jefferson Parish Public School System.

La’Deja M. Harris

Maid La’Deja M. Harris, of LaPlace, is the daughter of Danielle and Michael Davis Jr.

She is a graduate of East St. John High School and a student at Grambling State University.

Hal “Beau” LeBlanc Jr.

Duke Hal “Beau” LeBlanc Jr. is employed by Cembell Industries.

Beau and Lori Grady Noel reside in Destrehan with their three children: Landon LeBlanc and Alex and Nathan Noel.

Korinne M. Kimble

Maid Korinne M. Kimble, of Norco, is the daughter of Kristy and Kenny Kimble.

She is a graduate of Destrehan High School and is attending River Parishes Community College, studying process technology.

Jack Harris

Duke Jack Harris, of Montz, is married to Erica Harris. Their children are Dominic and Grayson.

Jack is owner of Pelican State Realty.

Alexis Michelle Breaux

Maid Alexis Michelle Breaux, of Paulina, is the daughter of Candace and Michael Keller.

She is a graduate of Lutcher High School and is enrolled at Nicholls State University.

Dustin Roussel

Duke Dustin Roussel, of Lutcher, is married to Monica Roussel. Their children are Karson and Kinsley.

He is a physical therapist at Cypress Physical Therapy.

Nicol Mae Bourgeois

Maid Nicol Mae Bourgeois, of Gramercy, is the daughter of Tanya and Chad Bourgeois.

She is a graduate of St. Charles Catholic High School and is attending Louisiana State University.

Norris J. Millet Jr.

Duke Norris J. Millet Jr., of LaPlace, is married to Renee’ Millet. Their children are Kayleigh Millet, Amber Hymel and Michael Vicknair Jr.

He is retired from Marathon.

Meredith Keating

Maid Meredith Keating, of LaPlace, is the daughter of Lori and Todd Keating.

She is a graduate of St. Charles Catholic High School and Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in mass communications and is enrolled at Louisiana State University pursuing her master’s degree in mass communications.