2019 | Carnival Time

Strains of the Rebirth Brass Band’s rendition of “Carnival Time” filled the Raising Cane’s River Center on Feb. 16, 2019, as ball Captain Brenda Pitre Torrence made her entrance as the “Mistress of Carnival” to open the Krewe of Romany’s 70th annual Mardi Gras Ball.

Reigning over the “Carnival Time”-themed evening were Queen Romany LXX Bonnie Colleen O’Brien, daughter of Kathleen and Richard O’Brien, and King Romany LXX John Keith Williams, husband of krewe member Tammi Mincin Williams.

They were attended by Pages Macey LeBourgeois, daughter of Monique and Damien LeBourgeois; and Quinn Marie Giordano, daughter of Shannon and Frank Giordano, and granddaughter of krewe member Cyndy Seilhan; the king’s grandson, Riley Kaiden Williams, son of Jennifer and Clay Williams; Cade Landry McClelland, son of Joelle and Cory McClelland; and Cason Everett and Connor Ray Torrence, sons of Carlie and Blake Torrence and grandsons of the ball captain.

The five maids represented Carnival celebrations from around the globe. Brenna Mechelle Crawford, daughter of Christan and Jabe Crawford, represented the Tenerife Carnival in Spain. Marian Kate Luzier, daughter of Kerma and Charles Luzier, represented Italy’s Carnival of Venice. Jane Yvonne Zaruba, daughter of Mae and Michael Zaruba, represented Japan’s Samba Carnival. Calie Raelin Pitre, daughter of Lizza Bailey Church and William Pitre, represented the Junkanoo Carnival in the Bahamas. Olivia Helen Baudin, daughter of Pamela and Stanley Baudin, represented Brazil’s Rio Carnival.