The Krewe of Choctaw transformed the Jean Lafitte Auditorium Ballroom in Lafitte into the Sacred Tribal Land of the Mighty Chief Choctaw Saturday.
The chef presented his traditional table to celebrate the 86 of the kreweand birthday and the 38and Annual Big Pow-Wow, with the theme “The show must go on”.
Reigning as HRH Princess Choctaw 2022 was Mrs. Sherri A. Walker, daughter of Mrs. Carol H. Walker and the late Mr. Steven A. Walker. Her Majesty’s robe in lime Dupioni silk with crystal inlays trimmed with navy blue accents. She wore the traditional Choctaw feathered headdress to match her dress.
The Princess’ papooses were Misses Chloe and McKenzie Breaux, daughters of Mr and Mrs Randall Breaux; Charlotte Di Martino, daughter of Mr. Chris Di Martino and Mrs. Cassidy Plumer; and Lily Kleinpeter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kleinpeter.
The Indian maidens were Misses Kaitlyn M. Janis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Janis; Scarlett Snee, Mrs. Sarah Lazenby’s daughter; and Cali J. Mitchell, daughter of Mr. Jeston Mitchell and Mrs. Regina Terranova.
Her Majesty’s servant was Miss Megan Margaret Russell, daughter of Mr. Troy M. Serpas and Mrs. Gina M. Vendetti. She celebrated the painting’s theme depicting the musical “Wicked.”
Dr. Everett G. Robert Jr. ruled as Mighty Chief Choctaw. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert. His Majesty personified the leader of a Native American tribe that thrived in the southern states. Her costume and hairstyle matched the princess.
The Mighty Chief Choctaw’s papoose was Master Alexander J. Janis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Janis.
The Indian Braves to Choctaw and Guardians of the Great Tribal Tee-Pee were Mr. Evan A. DeCastro, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis P. DeCastro III; and Master Ernest Leroy Mabes, IV, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mabes III.
Mr. Pietro Montagnino, the husband of Mrs. Brandi Montagnino, represented the medicine man who knew everything and who saw everything.
Pushmataha, the great Choctaw chief of the 19th century, was portrayed by Mr. Walter Sisung III.
The recipient of the Godfrey Boudreaux Memorial Award for Outstanding Community Service was Mr. Jeffrey Winter.
The powwow coordinator was Mr. Scott M. Holt. The chairman of the court committee was Mr. Janis. The narrator of the painting was Mr. Mason G. Meeks.
The captain is Mr. Ricky W. DeCastro. The members of the board are Messrs. Holt, Daniel G. Meeks, Kim Ellingburg, James D. Ortego and Ms. Toni Plumer. The floating lieutenants are Mesdames Charel Baldasarro, Terry Breaux, Jina Ellingburg, Britney Furbush, Dana Newsom and MM. Ken Pellegrin, Delano Sepulveda, Walter Sisung Jr. and Winter.
The Krewe of Choctaw marches along the traditional Uptown route on February 19.