Minden Press-Herald

Sep 30th

Now, bring on the reign

Krewe des Ambassadeurs held their annual coronation recently at the Red River Room at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City.

There were more than 300 people there to greet the royal court as they were announced and to witness another first in the Krewe's history – the King and Queen are husband and wife.

King Hunt Powell and Queen Dana Powell made a grand entrance behind exquisite gold and white mask before revealing themselves to the crowd.

The Queen is the daughter of Mervin Ardoin, Ambassadeurs 2003 Duke and 2006 Captain and Karen King; and her step-mother is Carol Luce. The King is the son of James A. Powell, Sr. and the late Mary Neill Powell.

Their home is near the banks of Dorcheat Bayou at The Horseshoe Plantation; their family business is Blazer Construction and the King has been blowing harmonica with The Gnarly Brothers for more than 20 years.

They are members of Yellow Pine Church. They consider it an honor to represent Krewe des Ambassadeurs as Queen XI and King XI.

Members of the royal court are:

Captain XI Janis Hudson

King XI Hunt Powell

Queen XI Dana Powell

Duke of Hospitality XI Kary Bryce

Duchess of Hospitality XI Torie Banks

Duke of Prosperity XI Ryan Bowman

Duchess of Prosperity XI Heather Bowman

Prince XI Liam Norton

Prince XI Cameron Corley

Princess XI Elaina Greer

Princess XI Jessica Lee

The Krewe theme for this season is "All Aboard" and our Grand Bal' will be held on January 20, 2012 at the Riverdome at the Horseshoe in Bossier City and everyone is invited to come and be a part of the celebration.






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