The Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc announced their 2013 royal court yesterday at the French Market.
Gretchen Neuenhaus, a junior at Mount Carmel Academy, will portray Maid of Honor Joan of Arc, René Bajeux will portray King Charles VII and Betsie Gambel, president of Gambel Communications, will serve as Queen Yolande of Aragon. Gambel is the krewe's first queen.
The krewe parades each year on Jan. 6, which is Joan of Arc's birthday as well as the Feast of the Epiphany, the official start of the Carnival season.
This year's parade, the krewe's fifth, will begin at 6 p.m. 2013 is the 601st birthday of Joan of Arc.