Krewe President Leona Benoit welcomed the members and guest to the annual gala.
Reigning over the evening's sports festivities were King XXVIII Brent Fuselier and his wife, Queen XXVIII Dr. Gwen Fuselier, of Zachary.
Presiding over the celebration as Ball Captain was Pat Sullivan.
Returning 2012 royalty was Queen XXVII Candie Bouquet from Tall Tales and Legends representing Lady Godiva.
She completed her reign in the ballroom by relinquishing the traditional Krewe rhinestone scepters to the newly crowned 2013 King and Queen.
Also participating in the tableau and acting as the Masters of Ceremonies for the evening were Jordan Charlet, Garry Schenk and Dr. Blair Wilbert. They directed the evenings tableau while representing colorful sports announcers reporting from the LLBTR Sports Center Desk.
Ball Captain Sullivan represented America's favorite pastime sport of Baseball. He honored his favorite American League team the Boston Red Sox.
His baseball uniform and back piece displayed the famous outfield called the Big Green Monster of Boston's Fennway Park Stadium.
King Fuselier represented the fan favorite sport of NFL football. His regal attire was inspired by our beloved professional Louisiana Team, the New Orleans Saints. The king's black and gold ensemble was designed to replicate the football playing field of the Mercedes Benz Super Dome and the Super Bowl Trophy.
Queen Fuselier represented the Saintsations, the entertaining cheerleaders for the New Orleans Saints football team. Her elegant royal ensemble mirrored the kings image of black and gold while showcasing the familiar and much admired Louisiana emblem, the gold Fleur de Lis.
The Court participants were Peggy Hebert, representing the highly disciplined female team water sport of synchronized swimming. She dove onto the pool in a blue multicolored fitted swimsuit patterned from the Esther Williams bathing suit designs. It featured a tiered wrap skirt and aqua blue feather head piece and back piece.
Tracy Carroll represented the clay court sport of women's tennis. She and her racket took to the net in a tennis dress and floor length shoulder cape adorned with neon yellow tennis balls and black tennis rackets.
Reagan Huckabee represented the international sport of women's soccer. A former soccer player herself, Huckabee was swathed from head to toe in the highly recognizable black and white soccer balls.
Clif Murphy represented the gentleman's sport of golf. His colorful character reflected the many players and personalities of the challenging game of golf that is enjoyed by royals and working folks alike. He entered the golf course driving a hot rod golf cart and ended his game at the 19th hole.
The 2013 Board of Directors entertained the audience representing the “Wild” World of Sports Uniformed Referees. They called the “wild” game plays and “wildly” blew their whistles as guests participated in afree throw basketball contest, bowling tournament and sports trivia question and answer challenge.
The Board is President Leona Benoit, Past-President Wendy Elbourne, President-Elect Chrisy Wilbert, Secretary Melanie Sullivan, Treasurer Barbara Mier and Board Members Tracy Carroll, Jimmy DeFranceshi, Peggy Hebert, Johnny Grimmett, Lisa Munn, Pam O'Neil, Clif Murphy, Kim Overstreet and Margaret Scroggs.
The dance band for the evening entertainment was Domino; Tableau Lighting by Hayes Taylor; Tableau audio by Jacob Heintz; Choreography by Peggy Hebert; Videographer was Rick Richards; Pre-ball and tableau music by Peggy Hebert; and Tableau and still photography by Rhonda Gerald.
Costumes were designed by Pam O'Neil and D&D of Kenner, La. Costumes were executed by Tracy Carroll, Cathy DeFranceschi, Peggy Hebert, Pam O'Neil and D&D.
Stage/set design was by Tracy Carroll and was crafted by Pat Sullivan and Krewe members. Ballroom scenery by Tracy Carroll, Melanie Sullivan and Krewe members.