ROMANY IN THE NEWS
Strains of the Rebirth Brass Band's rendition of "Carnival Time" filled the Raising Cane's River Center on Feb. 16 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.
Queen Romany LXVIII Carlie Marjorie Dobson and King Romany LXVIII Yakoot Zia Taj reigned over the krewe's 68th ball on Feb. 4 at the Raising Cane's River Center. The Krewe of Romany is the oldest ladies' Mardi Gras krewe in Baton Rouge.
In 1949, nine creative ladies formed the Krewe of Romany for the purpose of presenting an annual Mardi Gras ball with the court being the debutante daughters of its members. It is the oldest all-female krewe in the city. Rich in tradition, many families stay in this krewe for decades-with multiple family members serving as...