Lighting Up the Knights

Galveston Mardi Gras off to a grand start with Knights of Momus Coronation Ball

Mardi Gras off to grand start with Knights of Momus ball

Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, Madison Perrett
Knights of Momus Duchess Madison Perrett. Photo by Rhea's Photographic Art
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, Alesha Pounds, Paige Fallon, Ashley Jenschue, Kaitlyn Dunahoo
Alesha Pounds, Paige Fallon, Ashley Jenschue, Kaitlyn Dunahoo. Rhea's Photographic Art
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, Tom Daly, Jordan Raschke
Knights of Momus King Tom Daly and Queen Jordan Raschke. Photo by Rhea's Photographic Art
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, D.J. Termini, Jill Termini
Knights of Momus ball chairs D.J. Termini and Jill Termini. Photo by Rhea's Photographic Art
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, Carolina Gomez, Kara Mullins
Carolina Gomez, Kara Mullins. Photo by Rhea's Photographic Art
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, Jim Ware Dancie Ware
Jim Ware, Dancie Ware. Photo by Rhea's Photographic Art
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, Kara Mullins, John Paul Listowski
Kara Mullins, John Paul Listowski. Photo by Rhea's Photographic Art
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, Meagan O'Malley, Sara Maslonka, Hannah Wiley
Meagan O'Malley, Sara Maslonka, Hannah Wiley. Photo by Rhea's Photographic Art
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, King Tom Daly
Knights of Momus King Tom Daly and his retinue. Photo by Rhea's Photographic Art
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, Kim Raschke, Jordan Raschke, Fred Raschke
Kim Raschke, Jordan Raschke, Fred Raschke. Photo by Rhea's Photographic Art
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, Robert Kline, Sally Kline
Robert Kline, Sally Kline. Photo by Rhea's Photographic Art
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, Madison Perrett
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, Alesha Pounds, Paige Fallon, Ashley Jenschue, Kaitlyn Dunahoo
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, Tom Daly, Jordan Raschke
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, D.J. Termini, Jill Termini
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, Carolina Gomez, Kara Mullins
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, Jim Ware Dancie Ware
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, Kara Mullins, John Paul Listowski
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, Meagan O'Malley, Sara Maslonka, Hannah Wiley
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, King Tom Daly
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, Kim Raschke, Jordan Raschke, Fred Raschke
Knights of Momus Ball, Feb. 2016, Robert Kline, Sally Kline

The Galveston Mardi Gras tradition of royal hijinks, beautiful gowns and a rocking good time continued Saturday night with the Knights of Momus Coronation Ball.

With their nose-to-the-ground Texas bows, the 23 duchesses in haute couture-inspired gowns charmed the black-tie entourage that filled the Grand 1894 Opera House to overflowing. Particularly stunning was Momus Queen Jordan Raschke, a junior at the University of Texas.

While the young ladies were grace and elegance, King Frivolous CI Tom Daly and his retinue were all frolic and villainous pranks as they riffed on the "Superheroes Unleashed" theme of the ball.

The evening kicked off with a cocktail party at The Tremont House and concluded with a festive gala, chaired by Jill and D.J. Termini, at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. Among those dancing the night away to the sounds of Dallas-based Party Machine were Momus president Scott Kusneerik and wife Margie.

The party throng included Joan and Doug McLeod, Libbie and Bill Ansell, Brenda and Tom Koch, Gwen Goffe and Ed Eubanks,  Dancie and Jim Ware, Debra and Tom Perich, Kim and Fred Raschke, Will Henry, Carter Ware, Patrick Fertitta and Anne and James Henderson.

The 2016 duchesses included Laura Mason, Belle Brennan, Courtney O’Donnell, Carson Miller, Alexandra Henry, Carolina Henry, Hannah Bevers, Carter Fitts, Taylor Frazer-Green, Hayley Friedman, Alex Harrington, Mary Henderson, Emily Henrikson, Leslie Lugrin, Brook Morse, Annalee Noel, Alexandra Palmer, Madison Perrett, Abigail Roberts, Marissa Smith, Allison Stanley, and Stephanie Tower.

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