The La Crosse Mardi Gras royal court went on tour, visiting local Catholic schools. Rick and Robin Wilson, this year's Rex and Queen, helped lead the celebration with songs and dances, while meeting all of the students.
"We visit the schools. We visit some convents, nursing homes as well. We'll have a family day coming up this week. For the next week you'll see us all over town," Wilson said.
Each year the La Crosse Mardi Gras organization of the Coulee region holds various family-oriented celebration events. Since 1991, the group has helped provide tuition assistance in addition to technology development and fine arts at Aquinas Catholic Schools.
The royals will serve a one year term, attending other local events such as Applefest and Oktoberfest.