****ATTENTION KREW MEMBERS****
Orpheus XXVIII, Chad Bordelon, issued a Proclamation at
the Coronation Ball which the Krewe is trying to keep.
(Note: this was a surprise to your Captain!)
Bordelon provided that due to the support through the
years by the families and friends of Krewe members that
he felt it only fair that they should be allowed to ride
behind his Family King's Float in this year's parade. He
proclaimed that men, women and some children should be
allowed to ride with him in this year's parade. After
checking with our float builder, we have a limited
ability to accommodate additional riders in this year's
parade on only a few floats of varying sizes. Please
note this will only be done on a limited "first come,
first served" basis.
are extremely limited and you need to act fast. Spaces
are filling up very quickly (even before this message
was sent out). If there are men who want to ride on a
Men's only float right behind the King they will be
allowed to ride on the "King's Men" float. If there are
women who would like to ride on a women's only float,
they will be accommodated on the King's Women's float.
If there are women and men who would like to ride on
a Co-ed float, they will be accommodated on the King's
Entourage float. If there is sufficient interest from
families that would like to ride with their children,
they will be placed on the King's Family Float.
note there is a charge to ride on these floats and the
riders will have to fill out an application,
please click here for the 2018 King's General Membership
application.. Please note if you are currently a
member you can choose to ride on one of these other
floats at no additional charge to you. But, anyone else
will have to apply for membership to the Krewe. Dues to
ride on these floats are $495 for anyone over the age of
25 years old and $250 for those under the age of 25.
Please review the application and put it in the hands of
those you think may be interested. This membership
application will shut off on January 31. We will not
have time to accommodate any additional riders past that
Throw Pick up Party is this
Saturday, January 20, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
addition, please remember, the Throw Pick-up Party is
this Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Mandeville
Lion's Club located at 720 Lafitte Street in Old
Mandeville. You must pick up or arrange to have
someone pick up your throws. The Krewe does not have
the capacity to store anyone's throw order.
the Float Showing Party is set for this Sunday,
January 21, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. at the Float Den.
The Den is located at 529 Johnny F. Smith Avenue,
Slidell, LA 70460.
Click here for a map.
your family will have an opportunity to climb up on the
floats and actually see the float you will be riding on
for parade day. Food, drink and fun will be provided.
Don't miss this opportunity to get into the Mardi Gras
spirit early and visit with your fellow riders.
The parade is just around the
corner. I'm excited. Let's make King Bordelon's ride
Hail Orpheus! Hail Yes
of the Best Damn Parade Organization in Mardi Gras!
Comments are welcomed at firstname.lastname@example.org