The royal quarters are home to carnival wonders for Olympians | Parties/Society


With great anticipation, the Lotus Club entertained guests at the annual Olympians Ball on Friday night in the royal tented quarters on the grounds of the New Orleans Country Club.

Reigning as prom queen was Miss Martha Grace Benedict Lapeyre, daughter of Mr and Mrs Andrew Buckley Lapeyre.

The court maids were Misses Christy Rayne Charbonnet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Sidney Charbonnet IV; Katherine Elizabeth Page Curtis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Edward Curtis; Claire Andreé Dinwiddie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Lee Dinwiddie; Mary Lynn Fitzpatrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Joseph Fitzpatrick Jr.; Trinity Joan Foster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bradley S. Foster; Elizabeth Patricia Gainey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Douglas Gainey III; Vivienne Claire Lapeyre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lapeyre; and Elizabeth Stallings and Harper Victoria Talmadge, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Daniel Talmadge Jr.

The princesses at court were Misses Scarlett Jane Beasley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Ellis Beasley Sr.; Lillie Giacobbe and Nola Pearl Brown, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Jason L. Brown; Eloise Shay Clary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lucas O. Clary; Francesca Claire Lavigne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Lavigne; Elizabeth Leigh Lovell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis A. Lovell; and Caroline Elizabeth Waltz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery J. Waltz.

The court pages were Masters John Littleton LeBlanc, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Reynolds LeBlanc; and Jefferson Waltz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Waltz.

Immediately after the ball, the Queen and her court were entertained at a supper at the Country Club. A breakfast of sweets and seasonal dishes was served. The James Maxwell Orchestra provided music for the ball and BRW provided entertainment until the wee hours of the morning.

Mr. Arthur Seldon Mann III was General President of the ball. Mr. Alan G. Brackett chaired the courtyard committee, Mr. H. Mark Adams chaired the reception committee and Mr. Charles T. Walsten chaired the floor committee. MM. Donald G. Charbonnet, Charles F. Seemann III, Joseph M. Guillot, Ralph G. Breaux, Stephen A. Schonberg, and William S. Nalty served as vice presidents. The ball was held in honor of the late Mr. George Douglass Jr.

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