Twelfth Night Ball was held last Saturday night in Prairie du Rocher

BALL ROYALTY–Crowned king and queen of this year’s Twelfth Night Ball were Robbie Melson of DeSoto, MO, and Mackenzie Counts of Troy. For more pictures from the ball, please see this week’s print edition.

A large crowd turned up last Saturday night, filling the Prairie du Rocher American Legion Hall for the annual Twelfth Night Ball.

At the ball each year, a traditional king’s cake is served to all the gentlemen in attendance. Four beans are hidden in the cake and the first to find a bean is declared the king. The other gentlemen 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.

Crowned as this years king was Robbie Melson of DeSoto, Missouri. He chose Mackenzie Counts of Troy as his queen.

The first attendant was Darrel Duensing of Prairie du Rocher, who selected his daughter Sarah Duensing to join him on the court. The second attendants were Dave and Pat Reinhold of Prairie du Rocher. The third attendant was Dustan Heidel of Red Bud, who selected Kalie McGinnis of Tunnel Hill to join him on the court.

For more from this year’s Twelfth Night Ball, please see this week’s print edition.