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Wednesday, August 15, 2018



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Guidry to reign over Krewe of Athena

Guidry to reign over Krewe of Athena


On September 16, the Galliano-based Krewe of Athena held its 7th Annual Queen’s Coronation Ball at the Larose Civic Center.

Laura Dubois Guidry who was crowned Queen Athena VII at the ball. Guidry was escorted for the evening by her son-in-law Mark Rousse. Queen Laura will lead the Krewe of Athena’s Mardi Gras festivities and parade for 2018.

Queen Laura has been married for 34 years to Michael Guidry. She is the mother of Rusty Guidry, wife Kandice, and Katie Guidry Rousse, husband Mark. She is the grandmother of Layla, Max and Kenzie Rose Rousse; Keirstyn Matherne and Emerie Rae Guidry.

Queen Laura is the daughter of the late Edward “Curly” Dubois and the late Dorothy “Dot” Gaspard Dubois. She is the sister of Jean Chouest (Cleveland), Terry Dubois (Malessa), Charlene Romero (Kenneth), the late Morrison Dubois, and the late Jerry Dubois. She is the aunt of numerous nieces and nephews.

Queen Laura is employed by South Lafourche Bank & Trust. She is a head teller and has been employed for 20 years at the Golden Meadow Branch.

Queen Laura’s Royal Court will consist of Sr. Maid Katie Rousse and Sr. Duke Rusty Guidry, children of Queen Laura and Michael Guidry; Jr. Maid Layla Rousse and Prince Max Rousse, children of Mark and Katie Rousse and the late Shauna Rousse; Jr. Maid Keirstyn Matherne and Tiny Princess Emerie Rae Guidry, children of Rusty and Kandice Guidry; and Princess Kenzie Rose Rousse, daughter of Mark and Katie Rousse.

The Krewe of Athena parade will roll on February 9, 2018 at 7 p.m. and will follow the traditional parade route through the town of Golden Meadow.

At present, the Krewe of Athena has 288 members who will be riding on 17 floats. Queen Laura and her court will be on the Queen’s float.

This year’s Krewe of Athena’s theme is “Athena Takes Over the Zoo.” Krewe members will be wearing costumes of various animals seen at the zoo. Come out to see the greatest “free” show the town of Golden Meadow has to offer.

If anyone is interested in joining the Krewe or riding in the parade, contact any board member or float captain.

Krewe of Athena’s board members are President Sue Cheramie, Vice-President Mary G. Evans, Secretary Donna Cheramie, treasurer Laura Guidry, and Reporter Gwen Bradberry. Representatives-at-large are Marilyn Blanchard, Gloria Cheramie, Nicol Cheramie, Della Danos, Tanya Danos and Debbie Gisclair.

Float captains are Maggie Boura, Gwen Bradberry, Alexia Cheramie, Donna Cheramie, Bonnnie Collins, Chasity Collins, Della Danos, Tanya Danos, Renetta DeRosia, Jill Duplantis, Mary G. Evans, Debbie Gisclair, Genesta Gisclair, Laura Guidry, Mary Plaisance, Lorey Terrebonne, and Shannon Thibodaux.

Queen Laura is dedicating her reign to her late beloved mother, Ms. Dorothy Gaspard Dubois, because of her love of Mardi Gras.