Krewe des Bons Amis was founded in 2005 by 5 good friends, Jimmy & Jackie Bastow, Charles & Leslie Cubbage and Christine Draper Stevens. The Krewe made their debut in 2006 with the crowning of King Henry I and Queen Anne I ~ Jimmy & Jackie Bastow.
The founding members chose the name King Henry as a way to thank the designer of the krewe crest, Justin Henry(Leslie's brother). The name Queen Anne was chosen as a way to honor Anne Draper(Christine's Mom) for her love and support of Mardi Gras.
The founding members wanted a name for the krewe that would represent who they were and what they wanted the krewe to become, a krewe made up of good friends who all had one common goal...wanting Krewe des Bons Amis to become known as the best krewe in SWLA and to be known for the idea of getting family and friends together to pass a good time. Krewe des Bons Amis simply translates to Krewe of the Good Friends.
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