Krewe of Pearl's King and Queen Crowning Party Held

Submitted by Deborah Craig


Picayune’s Krewe of the Pearl’s new king and queen, Sandy Kane and Cathy Smith, hosted guests and Krewe members to their crowning party and proclamation on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at the Southern Char Steakhouse Restaurant in Picayune.

The Smiths were crowned by the krewe’s former king and queen, Raymond and Gina Rivero. At the proclamation, the Smith’s court of family members and friends were introduced.

Cathy and Sandy Kane are lifelong residents of Pearl River County. Sandy is currently a Pearl River County County Supervisor for District 5, and has been since 2008. He has served as Board President for the past six years. He owns and operates Airtech A/C & Heating. Cathy Smith is a dental technician and she owns and operates Kandy Kane’s Christmas Trees.


The new King and Queen shall preside over the ball on January 29, 2022, at the Hideaway Lake Lodge, and the parade on February 5, 2022, beginning at 2 P.M. on Goodyear Boulevard.

The Krewe of the Pearl is Pearl River County’s only carnival organization.

The Krewe is now taking new memberships for its 2021-2022 season.

The membership dues of $200 per couple/two persons include the banquet ball on January 29, 2022, at the Hide-A-Way Lake Lodge, places on the Krewe float in the parade on February 5, 2022, on Goodyear Blvd, and the social events throughout the year. Members’ children are also welcome to ride in the parade.

Businesses and organizations can enter a float, car, truck or marching group in the parade. The theme for the 2021-2022 Krewe of the Pearl Season is “Moonlight Over Monaco At the Vintage Ball.”

Note: You can go to the Krewe Facebook page and print out membership and parade entry forms, or pick up one from The Pigott Agency- Allstate Ins., located at 915 Highway 43 North, in Picayune.

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