Lincoln Parish’s own Mardi Gras krewe, the Krewe of Pomona, has announced its 2023 court.
Krewe of Pomona 2023 Prince, Jack Barron McClure
Jack is the son of Leslie and Blaine McClure. He is the grandson of Ginny and the late Jack Love and Glenn and the late Carrie McClure. Jack is a senior at West Feliciana High School in St. Francisville where he is a member of the baseball team and serves as a Student Athlete Ambassador. He was also awarded the Tip of the Spear Award for National Guard. An honor roll student, Jack plans to continue his education at Louisiana Tech University next fall to pursue a career in Industrial Engineering. Jack’s hobbies include woodworking and hunting, and he is excited to share in this special experience with his grandmother, Ginny Love.
Krewe of Pomona 2023 Princess, Emma Love Pearce
Emma Love is the daughter of Ginger and Mikie Pearce. She is the granddaughter of Ginny and the late Jack Love and Kay and the late Conny Pearce. Emma Love is a junior at Cedar Creek School where she is a varsity cheerleader and a Cougar Ambassador. She is also a member of the kindness club, art club, French club, and FCA, where she serves as co-vice president. A talented writer and photographer, Emma Love has been published twice for each skill in her school’s literary publication, the CLAW. She is an honor roll student and National Honor Society Member and plans to become a musical therapist. Emma Love enjoys singing, playing the guitar, and photography. She is thrilled to be a part of the krewe and to make special memories with her grandmother, Ginny.
Krewe of Pomona 2023 Princess, Callie Ann Stegall
Callie is the daughter of Amy and Chris Stegall. She is the granddaughter of Corre Stegall and of Celeste and Bernard Bolton. Callie is a senior at Ruston High School where she serves as a Bearcat Mentor and is an honor student, a member of the National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Keywanettes, and Bearcat Spirit Club. Callie has earned varsity letters in both basketball and golf. She is also a talented artist and served as the head designer and painter for a mural at Ruston High. During her junior year, she was chosen to participate in the SAIL program through the Lincoln Parish Chamber of Commerce. Callie also enjoys working with the team at Goldie Boutique. In her free time, Callie practices art, guitar, cooking, and photography. She plans to continue her education in the fall at Louisiana Tech University, where she will major in Marketing and Data Analytics. Callie is excited to be a member of the krewe during the inaugural year.
Krewe of Pomona Queen I, Pam Cathey Jones
Pam is a life-long resident of Lincoln Parish. She served as the parish Tax Assessor for 12 years where she was a part of the creation of the Lincoln Parish GIS system and online tax roll and served as the President of the Louisiana Assessors Association. Pam retired after more than 30 years of work in the office. Following her retirement, she began a second career in real estate culminating with the opening of her own brokerage Louisiana Orchard Realty, where she was one of the top 10 realtors in sales volume in Northeast Louisiana in 2022. Pam is the president of the Sigma Kappa Housing Corporation Board and volunteers on the Rolling Hills Ministry Board, and she serves as a leader for her Bible Study Fellowship group. Pam is wife to Mike, mother to Caty Simmons, Michelle Landry, and William Jones, and grandmother to Lily Cate, Shepherd, Sutton, Beau, and Izabela.
Krewe of Pomona King I, Lt. Col. Rowdy Sewell USMC, Ret.
Originally from Ferriday, Rowdy is a retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel and former fighter pilot with 23 years of active duty and reserve service. He served in five major overseas deployments flying over 100 combat missions. Rowdy has worked as a contract test and evaluation pilot for CAV Air, a private supplier of specialized military aircraft. He is currently a certified flight instructor, a Captain for American Airlines on the Airbus A320 fleet based out of DFW, and the owner of Hornet 6 LLC, an aviation consulting and fire management company. Rowdy is also the co-owner of Ruston Animal Clinic, Ruston Pet Resort, and Stinkweed LLC, a property holding company. In his free time, he serves as an advisor to the Gamma Alpha Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order, is a member of the Allied Pilots Association, and is a National STOP COMMITTEE member. A talented musician, Rowdy enjoys being the lead singer in a local band, as well as being an avid sportsman and outdoorsman. Rowdy is husband to Dr. Marion Sewell, and father to Rosemary, Frances, and Juliette.