Krewe de la Noblesse Salutes Disney 1997
Noblesse Salutes Disney

At the sound of the Captain's whistle on Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, the world where dreams can come true was brought to life as "Noblesse Salutes Disney." Krewe de la Noblesse held its 12th annual ball at the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum, Lake Charles, Louisiana.

As guests entered, they were greeted by wooden Disney characters before going through an oversized replica of Mickey's head. Participants entered the coliseum via Main Street U.S.A. where they were treated to a visual tour of four distinct lands of Disney. Tinkerbell spread her magic fairy dust from the center perch as the magic of the evening ensued.

The McNeese State University color guard posted the national and state colors to the Michigan State University's rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner."

Making their final appearances were the 1996 Royal Court of Noblesse Treasure of the Nile, King Gabriel Noblesse XI, Michael D. Giles and Queen Ashley Noblesse XI, Margaret Ellis and Dukes and Duchesses, Bill and Levonne O. Simons, Calvin and Madeline Fleniken, David and Pamela Thompson, John Peter Scott, and Dr. Sandra J. Leder.

Captain Joey Angers Captain Joey Angers
After the lighting of the Krewe crest, Mystery and Magic reined as Captain
Joey Angers made his spectacular entrance as Merlin the Magician. Through an entry of fog and fire, Merlin the Magician entranced the audience and weaved his enchanted spell. With staff raised, he paraded and saluted the audience and assumed his position on stage. His long tunic was of royal blue and black velvet and satin, accented with gold and silver sequined appliques of stars, moons and lightning bolts trimmed in Rhinestones. His collar of royal blue and silver had gold sequined appliques, rhinestones and was backed with large black ostrich plumes. The headpiece of lightning bolts and stars with matching cape complemented his attire.

Captain Joey Angers is the regional manager of McJunkin Corporation, and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Louisiana Industrial Chemical Alliance. He and his wife Julie have three children, Joey, Nicole, and Thomas.

Board of Directors Board of Directors
The 1996 Board of Directors of Krewe de la Noblesse were presented including: Captain
Joey Angers, escorted by his wife Julie Angers; President Richard Breaux, escorted by his wife, Marilyn Breaux; First Vice President Mary Ann Holmes, escorted by her husband, Dick Holmes; Second Vice President Mike Giles, escorted by Nellis Smith; Secretary Gilda LeBouef, escorted by her husband, Cliff LeBouef; Treasurer Carmel Fazzio, escorted by her husband, Anthony Fazzio;and Krewe Representative Margaret Ellis, escorted by her son, David Anderson.

Erin Rene Broussard Heather Joy Duhon Mitzi Layne Moss Brandi Nicole Sonnier

Debutantes presented were Erin Rene Broussard, daughter of Barbara and Jack Chiasson; Heather Joy Duhon, daughter of Angela Duhon and granddaughter of Ellsworth and Deanne Duhon; Mitzi Layne Moss, daughter of Dr. John and Brenda Masse; and Brandi Nicole Sonnier, daughter of Ray and Carol Sonnier.

Royal Entertainment was Noblesses rendition of Disney's electric light parade, choreographed by Cindy Vaughn of Cindy's School of Dance. Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Russ Bordelon. Nearly 1,200 people attended the ball.

King Keith Jagneaux King Keith Jagneaux and son David
Representing "Noblesse Salutes Disney," King Gabriel Noblesse XII,
Keith Jagneaux, made his entrance escorted by his son, David Jagneaux. King Gabriel was attired in a white satin and velvet tunic and tights and trimmed with sequined appliques and rhinestones. His fur trimmed mantle was of gold lame bearing the Krewe's crest of purple, green and gold sequined applique. The gold sequin trimmed collar over a gold lace overlay was backed with white ostrich plumes. The gold crown and scepter, which featured Italian rhinestones, completed the king's costume.

Keith is the 35 year old son of Dr. and Mrs. Willie Jagneaux. He is the owner/broker of Jagneaux and Associates Realty. He is the past president of the Greater Calcasieu Board of Realtors and has served as a state director for the Louisiana Realtors Association for the past four years. Keith is also past president of Mardi Gras Inc. and the new executive director of Mardi Gras of Imperial Calcasieu, Inc. Keith considers being married 17 years his greatest success. His hobbies include golfing, coaching U-6 Soccer, Mardi Gras and his Jacuzzi.

Queen Ellen Jagneaux Queen Ellen Jagneaux and son Adam
Queen Ashley Noblesse XII,
Ellen Jagneaux, entered on the arm of her son Adam Jagneaux. The Queen's son Jason Jagneaux was her attendant. Her form-fitted white satin gown was lavishly trimmed with rhinestones and gold sequined appliques. The gown featured a princess neckline trimmed in rhinestones and three quarter length sleeves with bugle beads. The collar and train were a match mate of the King's. Long satin white gloves, gold crown and scepter completed her costume.

Ellen is the 35 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Rogers. They have three sons Adam, David and Jason. She stays busy with their schools and sports activities. Her hobbies are interior designing, crafts and shopping.Jason Jagneaux

Duke Dave Meacham
Duchess Marie Fruge Duke Dave Meacham and Duchess Marie Fruge
Representing the Duke and Duchess of Frontier Land were
Marie Fruge and Dave Meacham. Their matching costumes of emerald green and peach velvet were accented with gold and brown sequined appliques. Her fitted gown featured a square neckline trimmed in rhinestones and bugle beads and an eight-foot train. The Duke wore a matching tunic, cape and brown knee-high moccasins. Their large headpieces had a sequined applique of a thunderbird and was backed with orange feathers and beige ostrich plumes.

Marie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs Burchman Fruge, of Lake Charles. She is a graduate of Barbe High School and attended McNeese State University. Presently she is the secretary-treasurer of Louisiana Escort and Permit Service, in Lake Charles, a member of the Lake Charles Jaycees, and Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church. Marie enjoys traveling, crafts, and gardening.

Duke Dave Meacham was born and educated in Northern Ohio. He has been a resident of Lake Charles since 1977. While in the military service, Dave served two tours of duty in Vietnam and accumulated more than 1500 flying hours. His military awards include the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, two awards of the Bronze Star and seven air medals. His last military assignment was as the director of plans training and security for the third largest U.S. Army Military reservation in the world. Dave's interests include aviation, computers, and ballroom dancing. Dave is the BBS SysOp for the Southwest Louisiana Personal Computer Club and the secretary for the Tempo Ball Room Dance Club. He is employed by Conoco as a SME.

Duke Bob Green
Duchess Barbara Chiasson Duke Bob Green and Duchess Barbara Chiasson
Portraying the Duke and Duchess of the Pirates of Adventure Land were
Bob Green and Barbara Harless Chiasson. Their matching costumes of red, black and white satin were accented with gold and silver sequined appliques and trimmed in rhinestones. The Duchess' gown featured a rounded neckline, long gathered sleeves, fitted bodice and a large white ruffle on her top skirt. The Duke's long fitted jacket and matching cape was complete with a white satin trousers and black boots. They wore large skull and cross bones headpieces backed with white ostrich plumes.

Barbara is the general manager of Harless, Inc. Limestone and Sand Distributors. She married the love of her life, Jack Chiasson, on Valentines Day this past year. They have six children together - Mrs. Dennis "Carolyn" Simon, Jerry Scott Broussard, Erin Broussard, Randy Chiasson of Simi Valley, Calif., Mrs. Mitch "Missy" McGee of Beaumont, Texas and Lance Chiasson. They also have four grandchildren - Kasey Simon, Blaine Simon, Shalay Chiasson and Meagan McGee. Barbara's hobbies are bridge, scuba diving, and her new love, fishing.

Duke Bob Green is married to Jerri Harless Green, sister of his duchess. He is the service manager of Lake Charles Yamaha Kawasaki, past Master of Lodge 424, member of the Scottish Rite and Habibi Shrine Temple. He has four sons, Robbie, Troy, Jamie, and Nicholas. His hobbies are scuba diving, golf, and motorcycles.

Duke Leo Reddoch
Duchess Heather Reddoch Duke Leo and Duchess Heather Reddoch
Representing the Duke and Duchess of Fantasy Land were
Leo and Heather Reddoch. They wore costumes befitting any nobility made of fuchsia and turquoise satin trimmed in gold and turquoise sequined appliques and rhinestones. Her off-shoulder gown had long bell-shaped sleeves trimmed in fur and was fitted at the bodice with a square neckline trimmed in rhinestones. She wore a matching headpiece and gold crown backed with large turquoise ostrich plumes. The Duke's tunic had a matching cape with large diamond shaped gold and turquoise sequined appliques and matching headpiece. He wore tights and gold boots to complete his ensemble.

Duke Leo owns and operates Reddoch Land Surveying, Inc. and Unishippes of Louisiana, Inc. He is on the Board of Directors of Family and Youth Counseling Agency - Chairman of the Building and Maintenance Committee, second vice president of Mardi Gras of Imperial Calcasieu Board of Directors, member of the Buccaneers and Krewe de Lac. His hobbies are hunting, sailing, golf, fishing, skiing and cooking.

Heather is a certified public accountant. She is currently working as controller of the family businesses as well as operating a small guest house and managing the couple's rental property. She is a member of several professional accounting organizations, volunteer with Hospice of St. Patrick Hospital, Vestry member as well as treasurer for Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Heather enjoys playing the piano, reading, running, writing peotry, travel and shopping. They have two sons, Jason and Grant.

Duke Kenny Norwood
Duchess Valerie Norwood Duke Kenny and Duchess Valerie Norwood
The Duke and Duchess of Tomorrow Land,
Kenny and Valerie Norwood, made their entrance attired in matching costumes of deep purple and silver satin accented with appliques of stars in solver sequins and trimmed in gold. Her princess neckline fitted gown featured an attached cape lined in silver. He wore a tunic, cape and matching tights. Their headpieces had a large sequined applique of the space shuttle and were backed with large white ostrich plumes.

Kenny is a lifelong resident of Lake Charles, and Valerie is from Pennsylvania. They have four children Steven, Stephanie, and Sarah of Lake Charles and Valerie of Washington D.C. They are also the proud grandparents of four grandchildren. Co-owners of Giovanni Mini-Storage and also the developers of Contraband Isle. They enjoy traveling, shopping and of course Mardi Gras.

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