Past Chiefs and Princesses

Year Theme Chief Princess
1935-38 No Parades    
1939 No Theme Leonard Santos None
1940 Unknown William Dubert None
1941 The Gold Rush of ’49 AP Gary June Barnett Lawson
1942-45 No Parades – WWII    
1946 Pioneer Days John Beninate Geraldine Hun Mull
1947 Marine Scenes Louis Zinc Joyce Buhler Calahan
1948 Dreams of Art Capt. Charles Henly Delores Henly
1949 Fairy Tales of Fantasy Henry H. Klink Gloria Panepinto Hebert
1950 Say it With Love Louis J. Panuski Edmae Clabert Landry
1951 Great Explorers John Goodwyne Joan Lawson Lilly
1952 Early Americans Nick Christiana Doris Bertoniere Oser
1953 Foreign Travelers Sidney Bayard Sr Carolyn H Greene
1954 The Legend of Star Maiden JC Standridge Florita Joia Hinchey
1955 Americana Thoma Kelly Frances S Tingstorm
1956 The Legend of Davy Crockett Charles Murley Delores Ruiz Plaisance
1957 Holidays Earl James Zinc Susie Stuntz Newberry
1958 Children’s Stories & Rhymes Herman Fabian Thais Sutherland Favrot
1959 Great Lovers Benny Samanie Catherine L Alonzo (Hardouin)
1960 Indian Tribes Joe Caimi Gerald Lynne Concrey
1961 Cortez at the Court of Montezuma HP Rosenthal Shirley Bertoniere
1962 The Legend of John Lafitte BB Johnson Helena M Bieber Mollo
1963 Michoud to the Moon Capt AB Rousselle Jr Suzanne S Ochello
1964 Favorite TV Programs Louis J Kennedy Charlene Zibilich
1965 New Year’s Festival Arthur S Lawson Betty keener Dupont
1966 Bienvenidos Emile T Weathers Wandolyn Thomassie
1967 Sojourn to Other Nations Stanley L Sutherland Pamela M Simmons
1968 New Orleans 250th Anniversary Ernest F Burmaster Sr Anilta Louise Spahr
1969 When You Wish Upon a Star Charles W Wall Bonnie R Wall
1970 Moonlight on the Ganges Gerald J Lege Jr Karen Ann Murphy
1971 Vacation Land USA Walter M Ruiz Celeste L Sisung
1972 Movie Magic & Madness Charles G Jones  Sylvana M Gregg
1973 Among Our Souvenirs Alvin F Alonzo Sr May M McMahon
1974 Unforgettable Rhymes – Mother Goose Vincento E Rodasto Jr Peggy Rozina Price
1975 The Great Tribal Reunion Ernest Burmaster Jr Barbara Dowdy Harris
1976 Great Events of American History Michael A Hardouin Sr Eileen A DeStefano
1977 Sing Along with Choctaw George O’Dowd Antoinette Beninate
1978 Happiness Is Peter F Algero Cara Mothe Neel
1979 Under the Big Top John E Plaisance Denise Mary Ditcharo
1980 Choctaw Reads the Comics John E Casserino Jr Vickie Smith Hano
1981 Famous Faces of Fact & Fiction Ernesto A Sanchez Jr Angele Ruiz Stenger
1982 Color Me Happy Nicholas J Beninate Jr Elizabeth Alice Brown
1983 Choctaw Turns the Pages of History Darren M Vincent  Deborah Ann Ducote
1984 The Good Life Louis A Roussel Celyn Mary Novak
1985 50th Anniversary Dreams of Past Donald Szabo Fran Favrot
1986 Cavalcade of Sports Bennie C Goings Gina Elizabeth Goings
1987 Choctaw’s Childhood Classics Randolph “Red” Olano Monica Ann Bernard
1988 I Love a Parade Charles E Turberville Mary Ellen Wattigny
1989 Choctaw’s Cartoon Classics Kelly Patrick McGovern Kim Marie Chabert
1990 Coming to America Gary Lerouge Colleen Elizabeth Shelley
1991 The World of Entertainment Kenneth M Leblanc Staffanie Gione Pierozzi
1992 A Visit to the Library Richard G Hamilton Michelle Lynn Helmer
1993 Choctaw Sings Colorful Melodies Thomas J Muhoberac Patti M Richey
1994 Flights of Fantasy Robert F Childress Cynthia Dee Packer
1995 Choctaw’s 60th Tribal Reunion Ricky Bush Faith Saragusa
1996 Choctaw on Broadway Stanley J Lenank Jr Katherine Arris Moreau
1997 Choctaw Entertains Children Rody Landry Mary Virginia Zatarain
1998 Favorite Classics Ronald Herbert Dale Simon
1999 Stuff that Dreams are Made of… Charles M Favrot Jr Candice Grace Sisung
2000 All the Courts Men Jason M Klinek Robin M Zanders
2001 Dumbo rides Again Robert M Mason Jackie simon Poet
2002 Choctaw Loves a Bingo Errol Bighorn Johnson Gayle Admire Smith
2003 Choctaw Loves Mardi Gras Charles M Favrot Jr Candice Grace Sisung
2004 Choctaw Salutes Southern Indians Scott M Holt Shannon Marie Holt
2005 Choctaw’s 70th Anniversary Henry A Landry Sr Melissa Ann Mora
2006 Choctaw Celebrates 150 Years of Mardi Gras Paul J Bourg Kay Ballay Duhon
2007 Choctaw Visits Horror Movies  Ernie Elfer Jr Bridget Vincent holt
2008 Worldly Travels Frank Ruiz Jr Jina Hughes Ellingburg
2009 The Mardi Gras of Love John A Dugas Sr Rachel Parson Dugas
2010 Choctaw’s 75th Anniversary Guy Francis Laigast Celeste Margaret Laigast
2011 It’s All Elementary Darren m Laurent Kathie Sanchez Millet
2012 Listen to the Music Bill Bubrig Brittany Bubrig
2013 Avenues of America John A Beninate II Madison Paige Plumer
2014 Choctaw’s Vacation Desitnations Charles Lindsey Bonnie Rowe Calvert
2015 Through the Years Walter Sisung Shae Michelle Favrot
2016 Choctaw’s Alphabet Soup Walter Sisung III Caitlin Williamson
2017 A Thing of Beauty Lonnie Landry Nadine Parnell