2017 | ROMANY HAS MAGIC TO DO
Queen Romany LXVIII Carlie Marjorie Dobson and King Romany LXVIII Yakoot Zia Taj reigned over the krewe's 68th ball on Feb. 4, 2017, at the Raising Cane’s River Center. Ball Captain Mary Kay Graves Sonnier, “The Mistress of Magic,” hosted the tableau, “Romany Has Magic To Do.”
The queen is the daughter of Denise and Clint Dobson. The king is the husband of krewe member Tonia Taj. Pages to the queen were Scotlyn Ashby Varnado, daughter of Amy and Darryl Varnado; Ainsley Elizabeth Rettew, daughter of Courtney and Michael Rettew; and Vanessa Caroline Anders, daughter of Melissa Mayeux and Josh Anders. Page for the king was Colin Vaughn, son of Addrienne and Matthew Vaughn.
Maid Ashley Michelle Mayer represented “Mystical Dragons.” She is the daughter of Michelle Forte and Francis Mayer II, who escorted her. Maid Ainsley Claire Sonnier represented “Tarot.” She is the daughter of Suzy and Chris Sonnier and the granddaughter of 2017 ball Captain Kay Sonnier. Maid Kennedy Shaye Achord represented “Genie.” She is the daughter of Dr. Shonda and John Achord. "Fortune Teller” was portrayed by Maid Cameron Francis Burtner, who is the daughter of krewe member Margaret Burtner. Maid Jessica Grace Wilhelm represented “Potions.” She is the granddaughter of krewe member Deborah Simmons Harris.