Royalty 2019

The Kings and their Spouses


Twelfth Night, January 6, 2019 was a success with the presence of Kris Fair as King Comus, Mo Bonde as our Rex, King of Mardi Gras, and Bob Miller as King Proteus.

Princesses and their Queen


Second Row, Left to Right: Colleen Scafide, a sophomore at Brunswick High School; Maria Cavell, a junior at New Life Christian School; Maggie Shoemaker, a junior at New Life Christian School; Kelly Craemer, a junior at Brunswick High School; Dabitha Taylor, a junior at Urbana High School; Jasmin Colon, a junior at Urbana High School; and, Laceyann Riggs, a freshman at Frederick Community College. Front Row, Left to Right: Cassie Cavell, a senior at New Life Christian School; Josephine Thomas, a senior at Tuscarora High School; Burke Beasley, Queen of Mardi Gras and a sophomore at Urbana High School; Matai Pryor, a sophomore at Frederick High School; Madison Yablon, a sophomore at Brunswick High School.  Not pictured: Maddie Evans, a junior at New Life Christian School.

Special Honors


Hermine Bernstein – 2019 Mardi Gras, “Woman of Inspiration," with Hugh Gordon,”  Master of Ceremonies for Mardi Gras 2019.

Mardi Gras 2019

Mardi Gras Queen 2019, Burke Beasley, Urbana High School.

A Jazzy Night for caring and sharing

Every year, near the date of Mardi Gras, FWCCinc. puts on a spectacular event to raise funds for the many projects and non-profit organizations that we support year round.

The Royal Court

Each year we  honor outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the Frederick community by selecting them as one of the three kings of Mardi Gras - King Rex, King Proteus, and King Comus.  For the Queen and her Court, we ask high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from the Frederick community to apply for the honor of serving in the Court. The Queen is selected by random drawing at a Princess Tea at Steiner House where all of the young women participate in a public service project. 


The evening begins with drinks and  food tastings from leading Frederick area restaurants, while a New Orleans Mardi Gras jazz group performs . The highlight of the evening is the introduction of the kings and the princesses, followed by the excitement and energy of dancing, bidding on items in the  silent auction and the anticipation to see who wins the raffle for a great travel adventure.

Who benefits?

FWCC, inc. made a five year commitment to raise funds to support the Frederick Memorial Hospital James M. Stockman Cancer Center and we are in Year 3 of that support. Proceeds also support scholarships, historic preservation,  and local nonprofits. 

Purchase an Ad or be a sponsor

Show your support for  this event by enjoying the benefits of purchasing an ad in our program.

Another option is to be a sponsor.

Who benefits and how you can support our effort

1. A list of some of the organizations that have benefited from the funds raised by this special annual FWCC event.

2. How to purchase an ad or be a sponsor

How to Become a Mardi Gras Princess

Join in the fun and become a Mardi Gras Princess. Click here to get more information and to download an application.