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CHEERS TO 40 YEARS! 2024 

Royalty:Sonya Valencia and Michael Reed 
Theme: "
Bill Murray Day, over and over..."

2022 - THE RETURN OF THE MONA!

Royalty: Matt Litchliter and Katie Case/Michelle Cramer
Theme: "Mona Breaks FREE!"

2021 - Cancelled - COVID STRIKES BACK!

Royalty: Matt Litchliter and Sarah Bonnette
Theme: "Mona Breaks FREE!"

2020 - Cancelled - BOO COVID!

Royalty: Matt Litchliter and Sarah Bonnette
Theme: "Mona Envisions the 2020's"

2019

Royalty: Kevin Young and Kendra Maness
Theme: "MoonPie Renaissance"
(Parade rebirthed as Saturday before Halloween)

2018

Royalty: Danny Blackburn and Suzie Hunt

Theme: "Mona Fest Up"

2017

Royalty: Frank Jackson and Beth DiMarco Pichon
Theme: "Mona Plays Games"

2016

Royalty: Andy Breaux and Missy Spinosa

Theme: "Battle of the Bands"

2015

Royalty: Joshua Brewer and Melanie St. Cyr

Theme: Mona Does Hollywood South"

2014

Royalty: Kevin Folse and Kim Bergeron
Theme: ?

2013

Royalty: Larry Montelongo and Rosemary Clements and Lee Ducote
Theme: "Dance, Mona, Dance"

2012

Royalty: Pat and Steve Bacharach, Christopher Case, Kirk Dunbar, Linda Franzo, Allen and Kathy Little, Fayez Mustafa, Deanna Reine, Kay Sabadie, Natasha Woods
Theme: "Mona's Food for Thought"
Baker's dozen royals invited

2011

Royalty: Terry Maddox and Charlotte Collins
Theme: "Mona's Book Club"

2010

Royalty: Greg Barnhill and Debbie Lefort
Theme: "Mona Makes Music"

2009

Royalty: Ben Morris and Suzanne Parsons Stymiest
Theme: "Mona's Train of Thought"

2008

Royalty: Jester "Bernie" Cyrus and Lucy Bustamante
Theme: "To Dream the Impossible Dream"

2007

Royalty: Eric Paulsen and Sally Ann Roberts
Theme: "Mona Lisa Goes to Hollywood"

2006

Royalty: Traves Mackel and (Missing name)
Theme: "Moon Pie Goes to the Movies"
1st poster introduced!

2005

Cancelled-KATRINA!

2004

Royalty: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Rebirth Brass Band and Gennifer Flowers Nine Kings where chosenTheme: (Rebirth Bass Band was the first band to play for MLMP) 20th Anniversary of this parade

The History of Mona Lisa & Moon Pie

The raucous Krewe of Mona Lisa and MoonPie was founded in 1984 by two artists (Charlotte Lowry Collins and Pat Hart) and their husbands, to bring a creative element to Slidell's Mardi Gras.  They started Slidell's first marching krewe, envisioning a night lit by flambeaux, marching bands, and quirky homemade floats and costumes. 

 

Partnering with Olde Towne Slidell Association, the mission is "to promote the arts, Olde Towne Slidell, and good humor". Each sub-krewe interprets the main theme in their own fanciful way.  Their signature throws are genuine MoonPies- over fifty thousand moon pies fly into the crowds of loyal fans lining the street.

Their Red Beans and Rice Ball is a tomfoolery party with bands, the installation of royals, and traditional southern food and drink. Throughout most of the decades, local chef, Kevin Young and his wife Linda, have donated the main course from KY's Bicycle and Sandwich Shop.

Each year, the Krewe of Mona Lisa and Moon Pie chooses a different theme and royals, particularly Kings and Queens. The list on the right needs help to identify missing information:

2003

Royalty: Ronnie Kole and Gardner S. Kole

Theme: "Mona Lisa Goes to Carnival Around the World"

 

2002

Royalty: Frank Davis and Gilda Perkins

Theme: "DeJaVu All Over Again"

 

2001

Cancelled

2000
Royalty: Two Kings where chosen this year no Queen Tommy Boehm and Tim Matey as (Y2K)
Theme: "The New MONA-illennium"
 

1999

Royalty: Sam Caruso and Maria Muth

Theme: "French Twisted"
 

1998

Royalty: Kevin Curley and Patricia HartTheme: "Hearts For Art Sake Hoodoo You Love"

1997

Cancelled - However a theme and royalty were chosen...
Royalty: Tim Matey and daughter Melissa Matey

Theme: Don'tcha Hate It When That Happens"

1996

Royalty: Mary DuBussion and Eric DuBussion
Theme: "Been There, Done That"

1995

Royalty: Joel Ball and Becky Ball
Theme: "Outta Control"

1994

Royalty: John Dranchak and Terry Dranchak
Theme: "A Decade of Decadence" (10 Year Anniversary of this parade)

1993

Royalty: (Missing Names)
Theme: "In Your Dreams"

1992

Theme: "Between a Rock and a Hard Place"

1991

Royalty: Miss Guided Mary Jo Magnusen and Mr. Rejected Kirk Magnusen
(the year the role of king and queen were reversed)
Theme: "Louisiana - A State of Confusion"

1990

Royalty: Kevin and Joli Curley 
Theme: "Voyage Beyond the Twin Span"

1989

Royalty: (Missing Names)
Theme: "Slid
ell, the Chameleon City"

1988

Royalty: Ronnie Kole and Connie Davis
Theme: "Another Road-Side Attraction - 100 years in the Making"
 

1987

Royalty: George Dunbar and Cassandra Seefield
Theme: "Along the isms Trail"

1986

Royalty: Phil Galatas and Susan McKeon
Theme: "Extinction-A Way of Life"
 

1985

Royalty: John Perkins and Lydia Busch
Theme: "Signs of Progress"

Cap'n Tom requests any information to help complete this MoonPie history...404-401-9966 or monalisamoonpie@gmail.com

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