Krewe of Olympus were ‘Pirates on the Bayou’
The Krewe of Olympus held its 24th annual ball and pageant at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in the Lafayette Cajundome Convention Center. The theme of the ball was “Pirates on the Bayou.”
Reigning over the festivities were his majesty King Ares XXIV, Caffery James Dugas, II, and Queen Athena XXIV, Molli Lynn-Marie Dugas.
His Majesty, King Ares XXIV, Caffery James Dugas, II, entered the ballroom wearing a knee length cream and gold jacquard weave 18th century pirate frock with matching vest and knickers. The coat and vest were richly trimmed with braid and buttons of bright gold. Accents included a gold trimmed white lace jabot, white lace shirt sleeve cuffs and gold waist sash. White knee high captain’s boots completed the ensemble. His emblazoned red train was edged with a wide border of gold lame and banded with a decorative braid and an inner rim of jeweled lace. The center of the train was appliquéd with the heavily sequined and jeweled crest of the Krewe.
Her Royal Majesty Queen Athena XXIV, Molli Lynn-Marie Dugas, wore a ball gown of solid white satin featuring a fitted strapless corset bodice with a flat neckline adorned with delicate silver embellishments, and a full A-line skirt with jeweled pickups. Her silver mantel was encrusted with crystals and silver jewels and was attached to her red velvet train matching the one worn by her king but honoring Athena. Queen Athena is the daughter of this year’s reigning King Areas XXIV, Caffery James Dugas, II, and Mary Dugas.
Steve Gerard Hebert, Captain of the Ball, set the stage for the evening as he entered the ballroom to the sounds and lights of the swash-buckling pirate Captain Hook and commanded the introduction of the Royal Court.
King Ares welcomed his Royal Dukes, Bradley Joseph Stutes, Scott Jacob Broussard, Kyle Jude Stutes, and Danny Clay Leblanc.
The Royal Maids were presented and escorted by their Dukes.
Royal Maid Brooke Michelle Stutes is the daughter of Anita and Bradley Stutes. She was escorted by her father Royal Duke Bradley Joseph Stutes.
Royal Maid Halee Alexandra Snellgrove is the daughter of Heidi Brittain and Boyd Snellgrove. She was escorted by Royal Duke Scott Jacob Broussard, DVM.
Royal Maid Kylee Marae Domingue is the daughter of Karen and Kevin Smith. She was escorted by Royal Duke Kyle Jude Stutes.
Royal Maid Lauren Ashley LeBlanc is the daughter of Robin and Danny LeBlanc, Jr. She was escorted by her grandfather Royal Duke Danny Clay LeBlanc.
Court Jester to Ares and Athena was Sydney Marie LeBlanc. She is the daughter of Lizzi and Troy LeBlanc. She dazzled the spectators and aroused the pirate spirit of all in attendance for the remainder of the evening.
The Narrator for the evening was Bobby James Guidry and the Commodore of the Krewe of Olympus is Laura Mouton.