The Krewe of Lourdes will hold its 67th Annual Carnival Ball in the Frederick J. Sigur Auditorium and Grand Ballroom, Chalmette, La. The theme will be, “BEYOND THE SEA”.
Reigning as Queen will be Mrs. Katherine Jackson Tommaseo. The queen is a resident of St. Bernard Parish and is the wife of Rocco J. Tommaseo and the proud mother of Nicco Tommaseo. Katie is the daughter of Sabrina Perez Brown and the late William Keen Jackson III. She is the granddaughter of Clyde and Jean Perez. She has two sisters, Vanessa Brown Rodriguez and Leigh Anne Jackson and one brother, Keen Jackson. She is a graduate of Chalmette High School class of 1995, was chosen to be a member of the Louisiana High School Woman’s Volley Ball All State Athletic Association Team and All Star Team. Katie graduated from Nicholls State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2000, was a member of the Lady Colonels Volleyball team and member of Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society. Katie worked in Sales and Marketing for the Holiday Inn Select Convention Center, served as a judicial secretary and began her journey with St. Bernard Parish Government. She is the Tourism Manager for the Office of Tourism in St. Bernard Parish. She serves on many boards in St. Bernard Parish and is currently serving as Chair of the Old Arabi Advisory Cultural Committee. Katie is active in many clubs and committees. Katie enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Pages to the Queen will be: Ms. Lucy James Barrilleau, daughter of Ms. Courtney B. Barrilleau and Mr. Luke Barrilleau; Ms. Adair Aolani Rodriguez, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Rodriguez.
The captain of the ball will be Mrs. Lisamarie Kraemer Brandon, wife of Mr. Miles A. Brandon. She is a resident of the Parish of St. Bernard and is very active with the Krewe of Lourdes, St. Bernard Business & Professional Woman’s Club and volunteers for various other organizations.
Maids to the Queen will be: Miss Taylar Maddison Couture, daughter of Ms. Rhonda Ann Couture; Miss Jayne Cecelia Ginart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Ginart; Miss Taylor Leigh Harris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Harris; Miss Madison Josephine Lewis, daughter of Hon. and Mrs. Richard Lewis; Miss Lynsey Ann Lauzon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy J. Lauzon, Jr.; Ms. Maurine Lorraine Liuzza, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ray A. Liuzza; Mrs. Denise Smith Montalbano, wife of Mr. Joseph M. Montalbano; Miss Sophie Leigh Sercovich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Sercovich.
Ladies in Waiting to the Queen will be: Miss Marigny Nicole Airhart, daughter of Mrs. Mindy Nunez Airhart and Mr. Justin P. Airhart; Miss Allyson Marie Boackle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Boackle; Miss Bryce Addison Borne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Borne; Miss Madeleine Jo Harris, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Kyle Harris; Miss Serenity Paige Lapeyrouse, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lapeyrouse; Miss Londyn Bellin Melerine, daughter of Mr.& Mrs. Tony Melerine, Jr.; Miss Mia Grace Lubrano and Miss Olivia Jean Lubrano, daughters of Hon. Kerri Callais and Mr. Ryan Lubrano; Miss Grace Irma Morel, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Michael P. Morel; Miss Olivia Elise Pohlmann, daughter of Sheriff & Mrs. James Pohlmann; Miss Maci Lynn Randazzo, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Damon Randazzo; Miss Amelia Catherine Robin, daughter of Ms. Melody Vilardo Robin and Mr. Lonnie Robin; Miss Victoria Jane Sanders, daughter of Ms. Vicky Morales and Mr. Shawn Sanders; Miss Eden Doris Spino, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Spino; Miss An Ngoc Tran, daughter of Ms. Julie Tran.
Escorts to the Ladies in Waiting will be: Master Joshua Paul Adams, Jr., son of Mr. & Mrs. Joshua P. Adams; Master Jacques Peter Airhart, son of Mrs. Mindy Nunez Airhart and Mr. Justin P. Airhart; Master Colin Joshua Bourgeois, son of Mr. & Mrs. Craig Smith; Master Brennan Patrick Cobden, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Cobden; Master Braden Timmy Juneau, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timmy Juneau; Master Tyler Mitchell Nunez, son of Mr. & Mrs. Walter M. Nunez, III; Master Ryder Joseph Planchard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Planchard; Master Beau Raymond Ruiz, Jr., son of Mrs. Beau Ruiz and the late Beau Ruiz; Master Gregory Paul Ruiz, III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory P. Ruiz, Jr.; Master Peyton Michael Ruiz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald P. Ruiz, III; Master Elias Colby Spino, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Spino; Master Christopher Andrew Sercovich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Sercovich; Master Carson Tyler Terminie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Terminie; Master Nicco Tomas Tommaseo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rocco Tommaseo; Master Cullen Thomas Vilardo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vilardo, III.
Junior Maids participating will be: Miss Rikki Alexandra Adams, daughter of Ms. Roxanne Adams and Mr. Rickey Adams; Miss Claire Irene Barrilleaux, daughter of Ms. Courtney B. Barrilleaux and Mr. Luke Barrilleaux; Miss Adrianna Di Fatta, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Di Fatta, III; Miss Aubrey Marie Lane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lane; Miss Isabella Renee Meyer, niece of Ms. Samantha Meyer and granddaughter of Ms. Belinda Meyer; Miss Carlee Marie Nunez, daughter of Ms. Chantelle Talazac and Mr. Leander G. Nunez, Jr.; Miss Malorie Grace Nunez, daughter of Ms. Aimee Couture and the late Jimmy “Butsie” Nunez; Miss Victoria “Tori” Brooke Pohlmann, daughter of Sheriff and Mrs. James Pohlmann; Miss Paris Riley Ruiz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory P. Ruiz, Jr.; Miss Avery Robin Spino, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Spino.
Our King will be the Hon. Richard J. “Richie” Lewis, a lifelong resident of St. Bernard Parish. Richie is married to Jennifer H. Lewis and they have one daughter. He is the son of Darryl Lewis Sr. and Richelle Stephens and has three sisters and one brother. Richie was elected as Councilman of District C in 2012 and Councilman at Large West in 2015. He served on the S t. Bernard Parish Planning Commission for five years. Currently, he sits on the St Bernard Parish Executive Finance Committee and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Louisiana Restaurant Association and Leadership of St Bernard. He is involved and donates to many local fundraising groups in St. Bernard Parish. Richie is the owner and operator of Gerald’s Donut locations, where he has over 40 employees. He plans on expanding his business in the near future. He opened his corporate office here in St Bernard Parish. Some may say he has the sweetest job in the parish. Richie enjoys all outdoor sports and spending time with his family & friends.
Pages to the King will be: Miss Marie Toni Vertudazo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Vertudazo; Master Chayce Joseph Vilardo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jospeh Vilardo.
Dukes to the Royal King will be: Luis A. Aguilar; Jeffery W. Carroll; Dalton S. Chenevert; Keith E. Dowling; Brennen D. Duplechain; Jerry L. Lang; Randy J. Miller; Mark A. Tommaseo
Lieutenants in the ball will be: Aimee Joanna Couture; Jennifer Kieff Domingo; Amy Beasley Gonzales; Emily Nicole Jones; Hailey Dawn Lauzon; Danielle Marie Lemoine; Vicky Marie Morales; Samantha L. Meyer; Robye P. Nunez.
The Krewe of Lourdes Carnival Ball is free and open to the public. A supper dance will immediately follow the ball. Tickets to the supper dance are $65 per person, which may be purchased by contacting Lena Nunez: 504-491-5266. Proceeds from the ball & supper dance will go to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Violet, LA.