Photos by Bernie Saul
On Jan 27, 2018, the Young Men of Illinois Inc. held its 82nd Annual Carnival ball.
Reigning over the Carnival Ball as Queen was Miss Taylor Nicolle Vigee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Courtney Vigee.
Debutantes in the court were Misses Ellington Dominique Bocage, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Gerald Bocage; Kennedi Eve Byers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Anthony Byers; Taylor Kennedy Collins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Anthony Collins; Shalayé Armani Lawrence, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Joseph Lawrence; Kennedi Brooke Pankey, daughter of Mr. Peter Cory Pankey and Ms. Erika Melissa McConduit; Chrysta Jeneé Porter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Porter; and Jade Marie Watson, daughter of Mr. Troy A. Watson and Ms. Shawann Williams Watson.
Princesses on the court were Misses Jayla Nicole Astorga, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jason Henry Rhodes Astorga; Gabrielle Marie Johnson, daughter of Mr. Garron and Mrs. Tonya Johnson; Madison Victoria Vidal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cory J. Vidal; Aubry Celeste Chester, daughter of Mr. Treavor Snipes and Ms. Shellond Chester; Zoe Jewel Jacques, daughter of Ms. Jasminne Monique Navarre; Hope Christine Singleton, daughter of Cmdr. Damon I. Singleton and Dr. Tami Chrisentery Singleton; Kimberly Reese Buckner, daughter of Mr. Omar Buckner and Mrs. Kimberly R. Buckner; Lea Gabrielle McGeathy, daughter of Dr. Norman L. McGeathy and Dr. Brigette J. McGeathy; Chandler Elizabeth Robinson, daughter of Mr. Kenneth Robinson Jr. and Ms. Dominique M. Robinson; Addison Morgan Roussell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam A. Roussell; and Lydia Simonne Brown, daughter of Mr. Raymond A. and Dr. Kefla G. Brown.
Pages to the queen included: Lily Rose McBride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David L. McBride; Alysia Faye Raymond, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Atari Levar Raymond; and Marselle Angelina Watts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Watts.
President of the organization is Dr. Terrence M. Augillard; Messrs. Clinton T. Smith Jr. is Vice President, William D. Aaron Jr. is the Financial Secretary, Omar K. Mason is Recording Secretary and Cardell Ross Jr. is the Treasurer. Messrs. Lawrence R. Robinson is Director of Social Affairs, John R. Murchison is Assistant Director of Social Affairs, Craig B. Mitchell is Sergeant-at-Arms, Milton M. Brown is the Chaplain, Dr. John E. Wilson is the Keeper of Records and Seals, Wayne J. Encalarde Jr. is Director of Publicity and Marion D. Floyd is Parliamentarian.