Krewe de Gratin Celebrates Hollywood Style
This year, Krewe de Gratin celebrated their annual Ball Hollywood Style at Delta Downs in Vinton on February 2. For the last two years, Delta Downs has accommodated this Krewe with everything they need to have memories that will last a lifetime.
The 2019 Academy Awards King and Queen were Randy Paul Leach and Shawn Vassar. King Randy was born and raised in Vinton and met his Kim Kardashian at a family function at his parent’s mansion. They married and now have two kids, Avery and Landry. He loves to fish and hunt. When asked who in Hollywood represents him the most, He said Bruce Willis, because everyone wants to be in a Christmas movie. And Die Hard is the best Christmas movie ever? He was escorted by the person he admires the most in the world, his wife Brook.
Queen Shawn was born and raised in Vinton and got a prestigious degree from Vinton High School. She has three children, Jake, Gannen, and Emily and says her husband is the most admirable person she knows because it takes a special man to marry a woman and love her children like she loves them. Awww… When asked who would best represent her in Hollywood, she said Sandra Bullock, because she is caring and charitable. The Queen was escorted by her star-studded husband Richie.
The Duke and Duchess of the Oscars were Craig Stine and Samantha Dommert. The Oscars are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. The first Duke may not have been in this industry, but he sure could teach Hollywood a thing or two about relationships. He married his high school sweetheart 32 years ago and has three children, Lacy, Samantha, and Luke. He said the actor that best describes him is Clint Eastwood because he speaks his mind and is always ready for someone to make his day! He was escorted by his wife, Elva.
Duchess Samantha has some “family ties” with the Duke. She met her spouse at her sister’s middle school movie party. She is a fertility care practitioner and apparently a very good one since she has four kids: Isabela, Wyatt, Joie, and Weston. One of the craziest things she has done is climb a cliff in Hawaii and nearly getting knocked down and drowned by crashing waves! She said the movie star that best describes her is Zoey Deschanel because of her happy-go-lucky personality and because she loves food. She was escorted by her husband Brent.
The Duke and Duchess of the Emmys were Shaun Trahan and Heather Matthews. The Emmys represent American excellence in television and have been around since 1949. The next Duke and Duchess are no exception to excellence or watching TV, but we’re pretty sure they haven’t been around since 1949! The Duke was raised in Vinton and is a process operator at W. R. Grace. He love to cook, play guitar, spend time with family and watch the LSU Tigers. The Duchess was raised in Bridge City, TX and is a teacher. She loves to bake, decorate cookies, and watch LSU football with family. Sounds like a match made in Hollywood! The Duke thinks he’s most like Adam Sandler because he is hilarious and loves to make people laugh, and the Duchess says she’s like Audrey Hepburn because of her loving and nurturing personality.
The Duke and Duchess of the Golden Globes were Dylan Boudreaux and Stacie Tharp. The Golden Globes has represented Hollywood excellence in film and television since 1944. The Duke is a product of a very influential family in the hills of Leo Breaux estates. He graduated from Vinton High School and went on pursue a career in instrumentation. He is employed by W.R. Grace as an instrument tech. His daughter Emma Jane, 5, is the apple of his eye. He loves to hunt and fish and spend time with family and friends. He thinks that Elvis is the star that best describes him because he’s just a hunk a hunk a burnin’ love. He was escorted by his mother, Jeanne.
Golden-Globed Duchess Stacie (and we mean that in the most respectable manner), was born and raised in Sulphur. She met her spouse in her college days at the prestigious McNeese State University. She has two children and potential stars, Rhett and Kalli. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching her son play sports. She thinks Julie Andrews best describes her because she is such a classy lady and she loves her movies. She only wishes she could sing like her. The Duchess was escorted by her husband, Jason.
Krewe de Gratin was founded in 2012. Their officers are President Linda Patrick, Vice President Missy McClelland, Secretary Trish Chenevert, Treasurer Jeanne Boudreaux, Captain Nicole Cormier and Co-Captain Rene Broussard. Lemar Vincent was Master of Ceremonies.