Krewe de Halcyon Royalty presented at Mardi Gras ball

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
The 2018 Royal Court of Krewe de Halcyon includes, from left, Duchesses Niki Davis, Sarah Briggs, Stacy Marionneaux; Queen Donna Babin; King Ted Babin; and Dukes Louis Marionneaux, Jared Briggs, Jason Davis.

Krewe de Halcyon’s Royal Court were presented on January 27 at the Krewe’s third Mardi Gras Ball, "Fly me to the Moon," held at La Maison de Bella in Prairieville.

Ted and Donna Babin, the 2018 King and Queen, were honored along with their Royal Court, Dukes and Duchesses: Louis and Stacy Marionneaux, Jared and Sarah Briggs and Jason and Niki Davis. Families were honored to present their children as Gents and Princesses: Gent Noah Dugas (son of Jay and Christy Dugas) escorted Kaitlyn Young (daughter of Gabe and Heather Young) and Gent Nicholas Gremillion escorted his sister, Olivia Gremillion (children of Craig and Ericka Gremillion).

Honorary guest Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux gave the Krewe toast with his wife, Betty, and family in attendance.

An outstanding performance was shared with the attendees to kick off the Royal Court Presentation. Inspired by Frank Sinatra’s song "Fly me to the Moon," Adam Gilbert danced and sang and was accompanied by LSU Golden Girls: Meagan Rodrigue, Colbi Landry, Hayden Hartley and Ashley Faucheaux. Adam Gilbert is a Prairieville native, who has been in the performance industry for years. He is a proud alumnus of LSU and now resides in Gonzales. He was a featured performer in "Pitch Perfect" and went on to perform with the Walt Disney Company. He started as a singer and dancer for the Disney Dream cruise ship, and he recently finished performing in Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration on the Castle stage in Magic Kingdom. He is also a choreographer and teacher for Centerstage Performing Arts Academy.

Krewe de Halcyon’s core values are charity, family, fun and fulfillment year round. The Krewe has participated in and supported charitable fundraisers within Ascension Parish since inception. For more information go to

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