Spring Fiesta’s first weekend of festivities, March 29-30, included French Quarter walking and home tours, brunch at Commander’s Palace and Garden District home tours.
The next weekend, April 4-6, featured the presentation of the Spring Fiesta Queen, a “Night in Old New Orleans” parade through the French Quarter and of course, the gala.
Miss Elizabeth Anne Gibert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene John Gibert, III, reigned as Spring Fiesta queen. Miss Gibert’s Jewel Bearers were Master Alexander Scott St. Paul Buttram, Miss Isis Magdalena Sandridge Greer, Miss Eugenie Eustis McLeod and Miss Sadie Elizabeth Taylor.
Maids were Miss Erin Michele Cahill, Miss Lisette Hardy deBoisblanc, Miss Rebecca Laine Denny, Miss Morgan Elizabeth Domangue, Miss Caroline Sadie Gray, Miss Jessica Rose Kitchin, Miss Madeleine Margaret Koerner, Miss Jacqueline Clare Pirri and Miss Emily Monahan Wojna.
Demoiselles were Miss Courtney Elizabeth Atchley, Miss Kristen Marie Cahill, Miss Martine Catherine Domangue, Miss Michael Jane Greer, Miss Adelaide Virginia Hébert and Miss Elizabeth Monahan Wojna.
The coronation of the queen and presentation of her court took place at Jackson Square. A carriage parade of young ladies in Antebellum costume followed, ending at the Sheraton Hotel on Canal Street.
Entertainment by the Jerry Leonard Society Orchestra followed the presentation of the court, with events led by Master of Ceremonies Mr. John A. Batt Jr.
Individuals contributing time to make the festivities possible included gala committee members Mrs. Stephen C. Hartel, Mrs. Gary J. Danos and Mrs. William B. (Coco) Martin, Jackson Square committee member Mrs. Bruce H. Adams and court committee members Mrs. John A. Batt Jr. and Mrs. George L. Dupuy.
Proceeds from Spring Fiesta tours and gala benefit The Spring Fiesta House
Maids Rebecca Denny, Madeleine Koerner, Caroline Gray, Jaquelyn Pirri and Emily Wojna
Demoiselles Adelaide Hebert, Elizabeth Wojna and Martine Domangue