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Noblesse World Cruse
At the sound of the Captain’s Whistle on Saturday, January 31st 2004, Krewe de la Noblesse raised the gangplank and set sails for Noblesse World Cruse. The Krewe celebrated its 19th year of black-tie pageantry at the Civic Center Coliseum.
Krewe members and their guests entered the coliseum via the Noblesse Cruise Ship Dock with the vivid colors and beauty of a Polynesian Paradise. The evening's festivities opened with a patriotic medly sung by the Pastime Quartet of Sweet Adelines International and posting of the National and State colors by the Sowella Technical Comunity Sea Cadets.
Making their final appearances were the 2003 royal court of "In The Midst of The Gods"
King Gabriel XVIII Richard D. Michels
Queen Ashley Noblesse XVIII Theresa C. Michels,
Duke and Duchess Dave Meacham & Dotie Bowes
Duke and Duchess Daryl & Heather Lawson
Duke and Duchess Ken & Denise Savant
Duchess Debbie Acuff.
2004 Board of directors
Mary Anne Holmes, Captain-Elect
E. Leo Reddoch III, President
Carmel Fazzio, first
Richard Bruns, second
Valory Norwood, Secretary
Denise Savant, Treasurer
Marilyn Breaux, and Krewe
Representative Polly Richards.
2004 Royal Court
Captain Mary Anne Holmes
Noblesse Royal Cruise Director
King Gabriel XIX and Queen Ashley Noblesse XIX
Representing the Hawaiian Islands and the Tropical Polynesian Triangle
Dr. Bobby and Toni Caraway
King Bobby is a 20 year Air Force Veteran and was active in the early animal phase of NASA's space program. He serves as the senior state veterinarian at Delta Downs Race Track.
Queen Toni is the Executive Director of the Calcasieu Council on Aging and also created the "Krewe of the Golden Years through CCOA in 1994.
They have two Children.
Emissaries of the Caribbean Islands
Antony and Mary Vincent
Duke Anthony is a self employed carpenter and hunting guide for the Chenier Hunting Club.
Duchess Mary is employed as a logistics clerk for BP America.
They have four children.
Emissaries of Australia
Andree and Nickie Vest
Duke Andree is employed by Gambro Technical Services.
Duchess is employed with Woodley Williams Law Firm LLC.
Royal Dignitaries of the Mediterranean
Chet and Christine Soileau
Duke Chet is an insurance agent for Farm Bureau Insurance of Calcasieu Parish.
Duchess Christine is a nursing student at McNeese State University.
They have three children.
Royal Envoys of Alaska
Robin and Yvonne Jacobs
Duke Robin is an electrician at PPG industries.
Duchess Yvonne is an accountant in the Administrative Department of McNeese State University.
They have four children
Court Pictures provided by Mary Anne Holms
Web Page by Dave Meacham