Boothville-Venice Elementary School's Head Start, 3 and 4 year olds, celebrated their annual Mardi Gras Ball on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Head Start Instructors Sonya Jones and Kathleen Antoine organized the main event to teach the students about Mardi Gras Culture, Ball etiquette, dancing, and Louisiana Culture. Head Start Director, Patricia Haydel commends the staff, parents, and students for the exciting fun-filled learning experience. Principal, Maria Prout reigned as High Priestess escorted by Chef Damion Banks who is a Mardi Gras Indian. Chef Banks and his wife Cheryl own and operate Beauchamps Restaurant. A host of school board employees Monica Wertz, Desiree Cota, William Autmon, Hollie Williams, Becky Ballay, Bonnie Thomas, Robbye Lewis, special guests Rev. Reginald Burl, Michelle Burl and Lavern Maynor, parents, grandparents and friends filled the gym to see Head Start Queen Ivaney Parker and King Kullen Ancalade reign this Mardi Gras Season.
1st picture - Headstart staff William Autmon, Hollie Williams, Mardi Gras Indian Damion Banks, Patricia Haydel, Desiree Cota
2nd picture - Principal Maria Prout and Mardi Gras Indian Damion Banks
3rd picture - Kathleen Antoine, Songya Jones and Head Start Students (King Kullen Ancalade, Queen Ivaney Parker, Prince Christopher Cooper, Prince Drystan Jones, Princess Kaliyah Sylve, Princess Chloe Wall, Dukes- Marki Williams, Acy Cooper, Cohen LeNormand, Zidane Oum, Shermoni Williams, Duchesses- Kamryn Ancalade, Chazity Bourgeois, Tia Danos, Abigail Easley, Seda Meas, Khi Merrick, Tamara Reddick, and Haven St. Ann