Meet King Gabriel LXXX and Queen Evangeline LXXX

Mardi Gras

The peek of Mardi Gras celebration is here.

“It’s an exciting time to celebrate with family and friends. It’s a great celebration that we have each year here in Lafayette,” says Dr. Thomas Montgomery. 

Montgomery reigns as King Gabriel LXXX alongside Queen Evangeline LXXX, Madeline Busch.

“It is surreal. It’s amazing and I did not expect it. Mardi Gras has always been such a special time for me and my whole family so I’m excited,” says Busch. 

This year’s Mardi Gras celebration is longer than usually. Queen Evangeline and King Gabriel reign over the culmination of the season on Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras Day. 

“It’s hard to come here and not have a good time. Everyone is happy to see each other and be together,” said Bush. “The thing I love about it is, it’s all ages. All ages celebrate. It’s a fantastic time,” says Montgomery. “It’s a family time especially in Lafayette. It’s such a family friendly Mardi Gras.” 

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