Twelfth Night Ball held Saturday night

BALL ROYALTY–Crowned as the queen at this year’s Twelfth Night Ball was Nevaeh Sharrock. She selected Adam Walker as her king. For a picture of the full court from this year’s Twelfth Night Ball, turn to Page 8A.

Quite a crowd turned out for the annual Twelfth Night Ball held last Saturday night in Prairie du Rocher. This year’s ball was special as 2024 is a leap year, making it a “queen’s ball.”

Normally at the ball, the tradition is for the court to be determined by serving all of the gentlemen 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.

This year though, it was the ladies’ turn and they had their chance at trying to find the beans.

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