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Memorable Night at the Krewe of Venus 50th Anniversary Royal Coronation Ball

The Krewe of Venus celebrated its 50th Anniversary of the Royal Coronation Ball in a elaborate display of costumes and pageantry at the Grand Hyatt Tampa on January 3, 2015.  The Royal Announcer for this magical evening was Lauren Cosgrove.
President Brandt Cosgrove

“Celebrating our 50th anniversary was truly one of the highlights of my Krewe of Venus presidency,” comments a beaming Brandt Cosgrove, President of the Krewe of Venus. 

King Bill Calderazzo and Queen Crystal Murphy
Bill Calderazzo was crowned King Venus 50 and Crystal Murphy crowned Queen Venus 50.  "Ever since I was a little girl I've imagined being crowned the Queen of Venus," says a smiling Crystal Murphy.  "It's a dream come true!"

Krewe of Venus Royal Court

The 50th Krewe of Venus Royal Court included Lady in Waiting Micaela Osborne and Knight Parker Holden Foreman Representing our Glorious Future.  Javier Kennedy and Duchess Christine Emery representing Krewe of Venus Founder, Mrs. Lucille Cochran.  Duke Bob Clark and Duchess Lucille Clark representing the link between New Orleans and Tampa.  Duke Mark Smith and Duchess Colleen Smith representing the introduction of Gasparilla beads. Duke Steve Kasson and Duchess Lisa Kasson representing the Annual Krewe of Venus Debutante Ball. Duke Tom Callahan and Duchess Sandy Callahan representing the Krewe of Venus King's Guard.  Duke Brandt Cosgrove and Duchess Amy Cosgrove representing the Arms of Venus. Duke Chuck Foreman and Duchess Pam Foreman representing the Krewe of Venus Community Involvement. Squire to Her Most Gracious Majesty was Mason Burke Foreman.

To view the entire photo collection from the Krewe of Venus 50th Anniversary Royal Coronation Ball and purchase high resolution printable photos, please visit the website and click on “view fotos” at the top right corner of the home page. Then enter your email address and the pass code found in the Krewe of Venus January 7th, 2015 weekly newsletter.

Krewe of Venus is accepting new members and is offering a special introductory membership for couples and singles in honor of their 50th year celebration. For more details please call the Krewe office at 813.289.9310.


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