Photo Credit to Michael Duncan
The 2019 Mardi Gras parade king and queen will be husband and wife Norman Hammon and Sheryl Martin.
Norman Hammon is the Development Director to Jazz in June and A to Z Productions, and until recently he was the Chair of the Norman Arts and Humanities Roundtable of the Norman Arts Council. He is the principal consultant of Hammon and Associates, through which he has worked with dozens of non-profit organizations throughout the state.
Sheryl Martin is an actor, director, playwright and theatre producer in Norman for over 25 years. She is the recent recipient of a Mid-America Arts Alliance Artistic innovations grant in 2018, which resulted in the production of her original play Potluck. She toured throughout Oklahoma with the former Street Players Theatre of Norman, Oklahoma Children's Theatre and her own company, 2x4 Productions, as well as many others.
Together, Martin and Hammon have recently taken on a new task, as the Executive/Artistic Director and Managing Director, respectively, of Namron Players Theatre, a non-profit theatre company in Norman focusing on original works by Oklahoma artists.
2019 Norman Hammon and Sheryl Martin, Jazz in June Development Director and all around amazing theatre producer
1018 April Heiple, Director of Food and Shelter, and Gene McKown, Owner of Ideal Homes for housing the homeless with $3.5 Million donation
2017 Rebecca Bean and Matthew Clinton, for building community downtown through arts and festivities and volunteerism and activism for animals
2016 Stacey Wright and Danielle Brown, #YES All Daughters, advocating for safe sex and an end to sexual violence
2015 Don and Kay Holladay, for arts and community building through PFLAG and the City of Norman Human Rights Commission
2014 Jeannie Flannigan, NMGP Founder, and Ed Kearns, former Parade Chair of Norman Mardi Gras Parade
2013 Chief Humphrey and his wife, advocating against Domestic Violence and for community policing in Norman
2012 David and Brenda Wheelock, kind and positive community through education, science, and Girl Scouts
2011 Tom McAuliffe and Nancy McClellan, Norman Realtor and Community Leadership
2010 Senator John Sparks and his wife, Beth - Advocating for arts and human rights in Norman
2009 State Rep. Wallace Collins and his wife, Pat
2005 Rebecca Craig and Ryan Peterson, Assistant Manager at Food And Shelter for Friends
2004 Jeanne Flanigan, Sheree Letts
2003 Elizabeth "Kelly" Green and Boyd VanHorn
2002 Shevaun Williams and Terence Heckert, Local photographer and business owner, for their support of arts in Norman
2001 Andrew and Odette Horton
2000 Queen Ginger Lamar and King Jay
1997 Wallace and Pat Collins
1996 Jennifer Robertson and Tom Renbarger
1995 Valerie Meterie and David Slemmons
1994 Mary and Bob Teeter