St. Charles residents chosen as duke, maid in Krewe du Monde royal court

From staff and wire reports
January 27, 2012 at 9:36 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Duke Gary Smith Jr. of Montz and Maid Ashley Corchiani of Destrehan were chosen as royalty in the Krewe du Monde in LaPlace.

Smith is owner of his own law firm and serves as a Louisiana State Senator. He and his wife, Kathrine, have one son, Henry Wilson Smith.

Corchiani, the daughter of Gabe and Karen Corchiani of Destrehan, is a senior at St. Charles High School in LaPlace where she is an honor society member and cheerleader.

Members of the royal court will be officially presented at the 33rd Krewe du Monde Ball at 7 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. Krewe du Monde "Celebrates Love Du Monde Style" is the theme.

This year’s Krewe du Monde parade rolls through LaPlace on Feb. 19 beginning at noon.

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