Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc members are specially invited to participate in this first-ever Procession of Personal Saints at the New Orleans Fringe Festival. Get a sneak preview of our new Flaming Heretic Joan costume. ... See MoreSee Less
Procession of the Personal Saints at New Orleans Fringe
November 22, 2014, 2:00pm
New Orleans Fringe
Saints, by the broadest definition possible. A Pr...
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We still need many supporting cast members! Please spread the word to friends and family who want to walk with us and check out the parade but may not want to pay membership or buy/make their costumes...WE PROVIDE COSTUMES TO SUPPORTING CAST!
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ANNOUNCING OUR 2015 JOAN OF ARC PARADE KING AND QUEEN, PATRICK VAN HOOREBEEK AND SIMONE BRUNI CROUERE!
ABOUT SIMONE BRUNI CROUERE
As the founder and owner of Demo Diva Demolition Company, Simone blazed a trail for herself in a male dominated industry and all the while painting the town pink. Out of a storm, Demo Diva Demolition was born as hope triumphed over devastation. As a former corporate event planner, Simone applied her marketing and branding savvy to the demolition industry and built an iconic hot pink dumpster and demolition business quickly noticeable all around New Orleans. Nine years later and with a fleet of hot pink excavators, dumpsters, trucks, and a crew of men in hot pink hard hats, the Demo Diva is a symbol of fortitude and resilience.
Simone has invested in the young women of New Orleans through sponsoring flag football for girls and the cheerleading competitions to teach young women their voice and their strength. Simone is a board member of the LASPCA and the LA Women in Government and Business.
The Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc selected Simone for her unwavering belief in herself and other women and her ability to make things happen against all odds. Her kinship with Joan is as significant as her likeness to Queen Yolande, a clever and successful operator of kingdoms and armies. “Simone displays the same type of fortitude as all powerful women in history: She takes herself seriously, and she listens to her inner voices. It was Queen Yolande who made Joan of Arc a success with her big-picture understanding of politics and people. It takes a certain kind of woman to get things done in what is still in many ways a man’s world. We select women who accomplish things in their own unique, sincere way.”
ABOUT PATRICK VAN HOOREBEEK
Since 1986, Brussels-born Patrick has played host to a parade of diners and has been a guest at the chateaux of the finest winemakers in France. His innate sense for hospitality has been enhanced by having countless celebrities and dignitaries such as Princess Michael of Kent, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Mick Jagger, Tom Cruise, Kevin Costner, to name a few, dine with him. In a town full of larger-than life restaurant icons, Patrick's career as a front of the house manager is legendary. His eighteen years at the Bistro de Ville were followed by engagements at some of the finest restaurants: The Windsor Court Hotel, Versailles, Peristyle, The Rib room and Restaurant August-all benefiting from his unerring sense of his guest's needs and desires. On July 21th 2011, his dream of opening a wine bar came true.
As the Masters of Ceremonies of Patrick’s Bar Vin in the French Quarter, Patrick embodies New Orleans hospitality and French culture. Patrick’s mother is from Le Havre, not far from DomRemy. As a Catholic, she would tell little Patrick stories about Joan of Arc, whose family was later ennobled by King Charles VII. “It's an honor to have been selected to play the role of Charles VII since the history of Joan of Arc is something so dear to my heart,” he said.
The Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc selected Patrick for his generous support of French organizations and events in New Orleans; his ambassadorship to tourists and locals alike at his French Quarter bar; and his ability to make everyone who walks into his establishment feel like royalty. ... See MoreSee Less
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