The Krewe Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler hosted the 37th annual Mardi Gras celebration ball at the Baton Rouge Marriot on Saturday, February 12, 2022.
President Hoytt Adcock welcomed members and guests to the ballroom festivities and introduced the Master of Ceremonies for the evening, The Host from Real Life, Real Crime Podcast, Woody Overton.
The program opened with Past Returning Royalty from the 2019 theme “The History of NOLA The Crescent City-Tri Centennial”. 2019 King Tommy Benoit as “General Andrew Jackson” and 2019 Queen Leona Benoit as “Lady Jazz”.
The LLBTR 2022 theme was-“ Winter is Coming-The Game of Crowns”. The theme loosely followed the popular Fantasy Drama that played out on American television. The 2022 Ball Captain Chraile Rodriquez was “The Mother of Dragons from the House of Targaryen”. Reigning as King LLBTR XXXVII was Stephen Pitcher, he represented “Jon Sneaux, King of the North from the House of Stark. Her majesty QUEEN XXXVII Tara Pitcher represented “The Red Witch of Fire from the House of Pitcher.” Royal Court participants were Victoria Furlow as “Lady Sansa Stark from the House of Winterfell”. Dr. Blair Wilbert represented “Tyrion Lannister from the House of Lannister”. Britton Furlow was “Margaery from the House Tyrell.”
Tableau entertainment was a “Tournament of Champion’s Jousting Event.”
The Board of Directors performed a festive Maypole Ribbon Dance. LLBTR directors are President Hoytt Adcock, President-Elect Annette Pressler, Past President Chrisy Wilbert, Secretary Melanie Sullivan, Treasurer Leona Beniot, Jimmy DeFranceschi, Johnny Grimmett, Susann Grimmett, Peggy Hebert, Barbara Mier, Pam O’Neil and Tara Pitcher.
The LLBTR tableau was under the direction of Peggy Hebert. Steven Landry provided DJ Dance music, lighting and audio. Stage design and construction was by Pat and Melanie Sullivan. Execution of Costumes was by Peggy Hebert, Linda Adcock, Leona Beniot, Jade Labat, Susann Grimmett, Pam O’Neil, Annette Pressler, Tara Pitcher and Melanie Sullivan. Special Effect Dragon Wings designed and constructed by LaDawn and Jimmy Jones.Videographer was Rick Richards.