The Krewe of Dionysus will be celebrating their 30th anniversary of rolling through the streets of Slidell on February 8th, starting at 1pm on the traditional route beginning at the corner of Spartan Drive and Pontchartrain Drive. Reigning over this year’s parade will be Dionysus XXX, Brad Rummel and his Queen, Dominique Elizabeth Frisard.
Brad is a Security Specialist for a Fortune 500 Company and a candidate for “Real Men of St. Tammany” with The Safe Harbor Domestic Violence Organization. He is enrolled in Leadership Northshore, and a Volunteer Reserve Lieutenant with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. He is also the District 9 Representative of the Republican Parish Executive Committee, a Member of the Board of Directors for the Krewe of Dionysus and a Certified Foster Parent. He is the father of 2 young boys and is married to Rebecca Sewing Rummel.
Dominique, a senior at Mt. Carmel Academy, is the Daughter of Capt. Gary Frisard and Linda G. Cerise and the stepdaughter of Bailey W. Frisard and Dr. Donald Cerise. Dominique is a Student Leader of Come Lord Jesus, a member of Teens for Life, an active participant of MCA’s Service Camp and an attendee of National Medical Forum at Babson College in Boston. She plans on attending Spring Hill College in the fall.
The royalty was chosen at the Krewe’s White Linen Party in July held at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium.
Leading the parade this year as Grand Marshal will be Harrison Perry. Harrison is the son of Wayne and Elizabeth Perry. He is a 7th Grade student at Slidell Jr High and studies Tae Kwon Do at Legacy Martial Arts in Slidell. Harrison enjoys playing video games and constructing Legos.
Entertaining the citizens of Slidell will be the Krewe of 280 members on 18 floats, masquerading to the theme of “Made for Each Together”. As in years past, Dionysus will be throwing specialty Krewe logo items including wooden banks, limited edition medallion beads, signature swords, and doubloons from the Royal Escorts as they part the crowds for their King and Krewe.