Anne Prague-Gillett Monlezun

Mardi Gras Entrepreneur

Dreaming that “Mardi Gras is for everyone,” Anne Prague-Gillett Monlezun organized the first Lake Charles Mardi Gras in 1980. A former Certified Dance Teacher with a passion for celebrations, Monlezun formed Mardi Gras Krewes and associations and founded the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calasieu, which has garnered her numerous awards.

Monlezun has also been recognized for volunteering her time and talents to the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau Board, The Louisiana Pirate Festival Ball, and the LSU Medical Schools Gala Benefit following Hurricane Katrina.

Proud wife of Dr. Lee J. Monlezun Jr., mother of four, and grandmother of nine, Monlezun recently sold her 30-year international sequin and bead company, Glitz Inc., and now enjoys her new business, Sassy Royals Hats.

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