The Galliano-based all-female Krewe of Athena, now in its fifth year, will roll on Friday, February 5 beginning at 7 p.m. along the traditional route through the town of Golden Meadow.
Reigning as Krewe of Athena Queen V is Kathy Collins.
Collins is the wife of Farrell Collins, Sr. and the mother of Farrell (F.J.) Collins, Jr. and Chasity Collins and Keegan Collins. Queen Kathy is the grandmother of Shaylin, Jayven, and Bryce Collins. She is the daughter of the late Nolan (Brod) St. Pierre and the late Elma St. Pierre. Queen Kathy also has two sisters, Charlotte Lee and Sherry Edwards.
The Krewe of Athena consists of about 260 members who will be riding on 16 floats. The parade will also feature three marching bands this year.
This year’s theme is Krewe of Athena – Anything Goes 2016. Riders will be in costumes representing a wide variety of things. Each float was able to choose anything they wanted to be this year.
The court consists of maids Chasity Collins, Alora Verdin, Harley Lee and Shaylin Collins. Dukes are Jayven Collins and Brycen Collins.
Krewe of Athena’s board consists of president Sue Cheramie, vice president Mary G. Evans, secretary Donna Cheramie, treasurer Laura Guidry and reporter Gwen Bradberry. Representatives at large are Nicole Cheramie, Gloria Cheramie, Marilyn W. Blanchard, Debbie Gisclair, Della Danos and Tanya Danos.
Float captains are Debbie Gisclair/Donna Cheramie, Mary G. Evans, Laura Guidry, Gwen Bradberry, Marilyn Blanchard, Della Danos, Yvette Terrebonne, Renetta DeRosia, Tanya Danos, Mary Plaisance, Genesta Gisclair, Bonnie Collins, Shannon Thibodaux, Kathy Collins, Tori Fillinich and Lindsey Guidroz.
The board extends an invitation and welcomes all queens and or Shriners to ride in the parade. Anyone interested in participating can contact any one of the board members or float captains for more information.
Posted on Fri, January 29, 2016
by The Lafourche Gazette