BALL ROYALTY–Crowned as the king and queen at this year’s Twelfth Night Ball were Herman and Karyn Albers of Red Bud. The lucky pair previously served as king and queen at the ball in 2009. For more pictures from the ball, please see this week’s print edition.
A good sized crowd turned out for this year’s Twelfth Night Ball last Saturday in Prairie du Rocher. This year’s ball marked the return of the ball, as it was not held the past two years.
Each year at the ball, the tradition is for the court to be determined by serving all of the gentlemen over the age of 14 in attendance pieces of the king’s cake. Beans are hidden in the cake and the first to find a bean is declared the king. The others finding beans make up the rest of the court. No one knows the locations of the beans, so the selection of the court royalty each year is completely left to chance.
For more from the ball, please see this week’s print edition.