Council on Aging King and Queen

Phil Reichert, 78, left, and Myra Gass, 95, were voted as the Livingston Council on Aging’s 2018 Mardi Gras king and queen.

The Livingston Council on Aging has a new king and queen.

Phil Reichert and Myra Gass were crowned as the COA’s 2018 Mardi Gras king and queen during the organization’s in-house parade at the Denham Springs meal site on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Reichert, 78, has been a member of the Council on Aging for three years, while Gass, 95 and “loved by everyone,” has been a member for more than 20 years. The king and queen were voted on Thursday, Feb. 8.

Ninety-nine seniors attended the in-house parade, which was led by the newly-crowned Reichert and Gass. Seniors handed out beads, candy, stuffed animals, cups and other throws while others danced to the music blaring through the cafeteria.

After the 40-minute parade, the seniors enjoyed bingo.

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