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Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Ball

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
Feb 25th, 2015

Long live King Janus XXXII and Queen Janus XXXII! Michah Goins and Tieise Ardito were presented as the 32nd King and Queen by the Krewe of Janus at the annual Grand Ball, held Jan. 6 at the West Monroe Convention Center. The Grand Ball is the official kickoff of the Mardi Gras season in the Twin Cities.

Members of the Krewe of Janus mingled with patrons and dined on fine cuisine provided by some of the area’s best restaurants and caterers. The party was sponsored by the Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau, Scott Powerline, JPS Equipment Rental and Marsala Beverage, just to name a few.

The real celebration kicked off after the presentation of the King’s and Queen’s courts, the individuals who assist King and Queen Janus with official duties throughout the year. This year’s dukes were Michael Brown, Andy Harbor and Peevy Harvey. Duchesses serving Queen Janus XXXII are Denise Duplechin, Kelli Harvey and Lucy Holtzclaw.