February 8, 2015 at 9:30 PM CST - Updated July 21 at 3:12 PM
SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - Below is a description of the Krewe of Dionysus taken from their website:
"Dionysus (or Bacchus in Roman Mythology) is the ancient Greek God (or Olympian) of wine making and wine, along with “inspired madness.” It is with that in mind that The Krewe of Dionysus was founded in 1985 by a group of Northshore businessmen with the intention of bringing a family oriented old fashioned Mardi Gras good time to the City of Slidell.
The King of Dionysus is selected by the membership during the annual White Linen Coronation Ball held traditionally at the recently renovated Slidell Auditorium. The King then carefully selects his queen from the Dionysus Maids and the two hold their reign for a full year."