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Sunday, September 16, 2018



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Krewe of Athena announces royalty

Krewe of Athena announces royalty

The Galliano-based Krewe of Athena recently held their 4th Annual Queen’s Announcement Party on September 27th at the Larose Civic Center.

The Krewe of Athena is an all-female krewe and consists of about 260 members.

Peggy Copeland will reign as Queen Athena IV. Peggy is the wife of the late Leon Copeland. She is the mother of Leslie Copeland and Shannon Cooper. Queen Peggy is the daughter of Rosemary Pitre and the late Wilson Pitre and is the sister of Perry Pitre and wife Karen. Queen Peggy is also “Big Nanny” to Lexxy.

The parade will roll through the Town of Golden Meadow on Friday, February 13, beginning at 7 p.m. and will follow the traditional parade route.

Krewe members will be riding on 16 floats. The queen and her court will be riding on the queen’s float to the theme ‘Krewe of Athena Travels the World’. Riders will be wearing costumes representing places around the world both near and far. Along with floats, the parade will also have marching bands and Shriners.

Queen Peggy’s court will consist of maids Lexxy Boura, daughter of Frank and Buffy Boura; Hannah Gisclair, daughter of John and Jaynel Gisclair; and Cara Plaisance, daughter of Jesse Plaisance and Jessica Tastet.

Dukes will be Connor Gisclair, grandson of John and Mary Gisclair; Carson Orgeron, son of Dawn and Matt Hodson and Trent Orgeron; and Dominick Lala, son of Jason and Tara Lala.

Krewe of Athena’s board consists of president Sue Cheramie, vice-president Mary G. Evans, 2nd vice-president Laura Guidry, secretary Donna Cheramie, treasurer CeCe Rome, and reporter, Gwen Bradberry. The representatives at large include Nicole Cheramie, Gloria Cheramie, Marilyn W. Blanchard and Debbie Gisclair.
Float captains are Debbie Gisclair, Mary G. Evans, Laura Guidry, Donna Cheramie, Gwen Bradberry, Kelly Cheramie and co-captain Bonnie Collins, Marilyn W. Blanchard, Della Danos, Yvette Terrebonne, Renetta DeRosia, Tanya Danos, Cathy Collins, Tori Fillinich, Mary Plaisance, and Genesta Gisclair.

Krewe of Athena’s board would like to invite and welcome all Shriners and/or queens to ride in their parade. Anyone interested in joining the krewe or riding in the parade can contact anyone of the board members or float captains for more information.