2017 Greater New Orleans Floral Trail
This year, Maya and Cecily participated in the Greater New Orleans Floral Trail court, Maya as a Princess and Cecily as a Flower Girl. It was Maya’s first time participating, Cecily’s second. The Floral Trail Queen is considered a Fesival Queen and goes on the circuit visiting other Louisiana festivals and DC Madi Gras. But it is sort of like a cross between a pageant and a Mardi Gras court. While the Queen does many of the same things as the other Festival Queens, she win her position in a pageant like the others. That’s where it’s more like a Mardi Gras court – the girls are signed up to be Queen, or a Maid, or Demoiselle, Princess or Flower Girl, and typically they sign up years in advance to be Queen.
Maya, truthfully, was a bit of a pain about the whole thing until she got there. She went from telling me she didn’t want to do it to saying she wants to do Floral Trail again and again and again until she can be Queen.
igned up years in