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Queen Gemini XXXIV, Bess Elder

Queen Bess Elder was born in Enid, Oklahoma, near Vance Air Force Base.  Being a military brat, she attended seven schools, both stateside and overseas before graduating high school in Germany.  These years instilled in her the love of travel.


Bess earned her Journalism Degree at the University of Georgia and a Master’s in Counseling from Louisiana Tech, but that love for travel led her into the travel industry, as a travel consultant.


Bess likes to cheer on the LSU Tigers and the New Orleans Saints.  She has completed extensive volunteer work with several organizations, including Catholic Charities of North Louisiana, SRAC, the Junior League, and the Louisiana Association of Non-Profits.  She is active in her church and ranks her faith as one of the most important things in her life.  She considers it a blessing that her daughter and grandson live only minutes away.


Gemini XXXIV marks the tenth year Bess, and her husband of 40 years, have been in the Krewe.  She is an active member of Gemini and has been on the Board of Directors for five years.  Bess is proud to be representing the Krewe of Gemini as Queen XXXIV.

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