Being the Carp King and Carp Queen of Prairie du Chien's New Year's Eve is no easy task. Carp royalty preside over the Droppin' of the Carp festivities. The royalty also take part in many other celebrations during the year. The annual event began in 2000, with initiatives of Tom and Cathy Nelson, and Randi Kleusner and her spouse. Each year, two very special people were chosen to be the Carp King and Carp Queen.
King Tom Nelson and Queen Cathy Nelson, New Year’s Eve 2012
Carp Page Kyle W., New Year’s Eve 2012
King Ken and Queen Jan Meyer with Lucky the Carp, New Year's 2011
King ? and Queen ? New Year’s Eve 2010