NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County has a new royal couple.
Judith Koutsos was crowned Queen Chasco and Chuck Grey was crowned King Pithla at the 26th annual Chasco coronation ball March 25. More than 300 people attended the event, which raised nearly $75,000 for the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind.
Honorees were nominated by their peers for their untiring service to the west Pasco community and to people in need.
Koutsos was nominated by the Rotary Club of New Port Richey, where she has volunteered her time and talents for many years. She founded the Gateway Music Society and has organized many fundraisers throughout the years, such as fashion shows, folk festivals and spring concerts. She is president of the Daughters of Penelope, a board member at the PACE Center for Girls and treasurer for the All Children's Hospital Foundation.
Grey was nominated by Morton Plant Mease North Bay Hospital, where he has served as a board member since 2007. He has been an active member of the Rotary Club of New Port Richey since 1985 and belongs to the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, where he has held many leadership positions including president. He has served on numerous community boards and has been awarded Realtor of the Year, Paul Harris Fellow New Port Richey Rotary Club, Eminent Pioneer Award Chamber of Commerce and Military Service Awards including Meritorious Unit Citation.