King & Queen

One of the highlights of the annual Disability Ball is the crowning of the King and Queen.  This "royal court" is selected randomly from those consumers attending the Ball who wish to participate.  Pictured right are Kent Lawrence and Michele Keenan, the 2016 King and Queen.


King

Year

Queen

Kent Lawrence 

2016

Michele Keenan

James Cartmell 

2015

Shelley Troupe

Anand Alexander

2014

Bonnie Butkiewicz

Michael Tosh

2013

Tiesha Johnson

Fred Mammele

2012

Denise Blansfield

 Mark Reeves

2011

 Charlene Hubbert

 Steve Batiste

2010

 Elizabeth Grabel

 Joseph Merritt

2009

 Debbie Krigstein

 Dylan Wright

2008

 Gabrielle Lukoff

 Paul Hoffken

2007

 Dawn Flowers

 Moses Mbugua

2006

 Joan Garden

 Paul Hoffken

2005

 Jean Knotts

 Alan Olsen

2004

 Mamie Kanda

 
2009 King and Queen, Joseph Merritt and Debbie Krigstein,
left, and 2008 King and Queen, Dylan Wright and Gabrielle
Lukoff.
 

  

2007 Queen and King, Dawn Flowers and Paul Hoffken,
left, and 2006 Queen and King, Joan Garden and Moses
Mbughua.
 
 

 

 


 
 

 

Left, James Cartnell and Shelley Troupe were the 2015 King and Queen.

Right, Anand Alexander and Bonnie Butkiewicz were the 2014 King and Queen.

  

Michael Tosh and Tiesha Johnson
were the 2013 King and Queen.


  Photo of 2011 and 2012 Disability Ball kings and queens
Left, Fred Mammele, 2012 Disability Ball King, poses with 2012
Queen, Denise Blansfield.  In the photo, right, from left, are
2011 King Mark Reeves, 2011 Queen Charlene Hubbert,
Ruth Mulwa, 2010 Queen Elizabeth Grabel and 2010 King
Steve Batiste.  Behind Queen Charlene is 2011 Ball
Honorary Chair Rita Landgraf, Secretary of Delaware Health
and Social Services.

Photo of 2010 Ball King and Queen with Velda Jones-Potter

2010 Ball Honorary Chair Velda Jones-Potter, then Delaware
State Treasurer, right, speaks with 2010 King Steve Batiste and
2010 Queen Elizabeth Grabel.

 

  

2005 Queen and King, Jean Knotts and Paul Hoffken, left, and
2004 King and Queen, Alan Olsen and Mamie Kanda.
 
[Photos: Martin B. Selby Sr.]