Graves, Reilly To Reign Over 2018 Mystick Krewe Of Louisianas At 70th Annual Washington Mardi Gras

BATON ROUGE – In an official Proclamation Ceremony, the Mystick Krewe of Louisianians announced the 2018 Chairman, King and Queen for the annual Washington Mardi Gras Ball. The event will take place Jan. 25-27, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

         Ted Jones, secretary and Sr. Lieutenant, announced that Congressman Garret Graves would serve as the chairman of the Mystick Krewe of Louisianainas 2018 Washington Mardi Gras Ball. Congressman Graves has selected Todd Graves as king and Anna Reilly as queen.

         Todd Graves resides in Baton Rouge and is a local entrepreneur and the founder, chairman and CEO of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers. Reilly is from Baton Rouge and is a student at Duke University. She is the daughter of Sean Reilly, CEO of Lamar Advertising, and Jennifer Reilly and granddaughter of Kevin Reilly, Sr. king of the 1963 Washington Mardi Gras Ball.

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         The theme for this year’s Washington Mardi Gras will be “One Love for Louisiana.” This will also be the Krewe's 70th Mardi Gras celebration.

         Joining Congressman Graves in the announcement was his wife Carissa Graves. Also in attendance were Gwen Graves, wife of Todd Graves, and their children Sophia and Charlie Graves and Sean and Jennifer Reilly. Lieutenants of the Mystic Krewe present were Sr. Lieutenant Scott Crawford, Kyle Ruckert, Russell Mosley and Ted W. Jones.

         Music was provided by Eric Baskin.

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         In addition to toasting the new royal court, a birthday cake was also presented to Ted Jones, who was celebrating his 83rd birthday.


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