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HOUMA, LA ~ FEBRUARY 2014 ~ COMPLIMENTARY

Mardi Gras 2014

Parade Schedule n Adonis (Morgan City) .............................................. 13 n Ambrosia (Thibodaux) ............................................... 9 n Aphrodite (Houma) .................................................. 12 n Apollo (Lockport) ..................................................... 14 n Athena (Golden Meadow) ........................................ 11 n Aquarius (Houma) ..................................................... 7 n Atlantis (Golden Meadow) ...................................... 16 n Bayou Petit Caillou (Chauvin) ................................. 8 n Bonne Terre (Montegut) .......................................... 27 n Choupic (Choupic/Chackbay) .................................. 26 n Chronos (Thibodaux) ............................................... 17 n Cleopatra (Houma) .................................................. 23 n Cleophas (Thibodaux) ............................................. 17 n Dionysus (Berwick) ................................................. 16 n Future Mardi Gras dates ........................................ 11 n Galatea (Morgan City) ............................................ 20 n Ghana (Thibodaux) ................................................. 24 2

n Gheens (Gheens) ..................................................... 27 n Grand Isle Independent Parade ............................. 16 n Hephaestus (Morgan City) ...................................... 26 n Hercules (Houma) ..................................................... 6 n Houmas (Houma) .................................................... 28 n Hyancinthians (Houma) .......................................... 10 n Kajuns (Houma) ...................................................... 30 n Kiddies (Raceland) .................................................. 13 n Le Krewe des T-Cajuns (Larose) ............................... 8 n Le Krewe Du Bon Temps (Larose) .......................... 14 n Local Parade Calendar .............................................. 4 n Mardi Gras (Houma) ............................................... 14 n Montegut Children’s Parade (Montegut) ............... 18 n Neptune (Golden Meadow) ..................................... 24 n Nereids (Golden Meadow) ....................................... 20 n New Orleans Carnival parades ................................ 5 n Pandas (Houma) ...................................................... 12 n Shaka (Thibodaux) .................................................. 11 n Terreanians (Houma) .............................................. 18 n Titans (Houma) ........................................................ 10 n Versailles (Larose) ..................................................... 8 n Xanadu (Labadieville) ............................................. 22 Bayou Catholic • Houma, LA • February 2014

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Houma Aquarius Chauvin Bayou Petit Caillou

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Larose Le Krewe des T-Cajuns Thibodaux Ambrosia

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Raceland Kiddies

Houma Mardi Gras

Thibodaux Shaka

Houma Pandas Aphrodite

Berwick Dionysus

Houma Hyacinthians Titans

Morgan City Adonis Golden Meadow Athena

Thibodaux Cleophas Chronos Grand Isle Grand Isle Houma Terreanians Montegut Montegut Morgan City Galatea Golden Meadow Nereids

Lockport Apollo Larose Le Krewe Du Bon Temps

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3 Labadieville Xanadu Houma Cleopatra

Fat Tuesday Montegut Bonne Terre

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Mardi Gras Safety Tips

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~ Stay in well-lit and populated areas. ~ Select a meeting place and time in advance in case you get separated from friends and family. ~ Parking is limited. Do not part on the parade route, in front of driveways or fire hydrants and other no parking areas. Vehicles may be towed due to parking violations. If in doubt, don’t. ~ Don’t carry large sums of money. Be aware of pickpockets. ~ Dress comfortably, leave valuables at home or store them out of sight. ~ Drink responsibly. No underage drinking. Obey the drinking age requirements and laws. ~ Do not accept drinks from someone you don’t know and do not leave drinks unattended. ~ No glass containers or silly string on the parade routes. ~ Cooperate with law enforcement officials. ~ Never leave children unattended. Instruct them to report to the nearest police officer if they get lost. ~ Each young child should have identifying information on them which includes their name, address and emergency contact telephone number. ~ Do not throw anything to or at a float or float rider. ~ Plan your day in advance.

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Uptown Oshun 6:00 p.m. Cleopatra 6:30 p.m.

Slidell 1:00 p.m.

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Mandeville 7:00 p.m.

Metairie Excalibur 7:00 p.m. Atlas 7:30 p.m.

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West Bank Adonis 11:45 a.m. St. Bernard Nemesis 1:00 p.m. Uptown Pontchartrain 1:00 p.m. Choctaw 2:00 p.m. Freret 2:30 p.m. Sparta 6:00 p.m. Pygmalion 6:45 p.m. Caesar

Metairie 6:00 p.m.

Covington Olympia 6:00 p.m.

23 Uptown Carrollton Noon King Arthur 1:00 p.m. Alla 1:00 p.m.

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Slidell Dionysus 1:00 p.m.

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Babylon Chaos Muses

Uptown 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

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Uptown Hermes 6:00 p.m. D’Etat 6:30 p.m. Morpheus 7:00 p.m. Slidell Selene 6:30 p.m. Metairie Centurions 7:00 p.m.

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Iris Tucks

Uptown Okeanos 11:00 a.m. Mid City 11:45 a.m. Thoth Noon Bacchus 5:15 p.m. Metairie Napoleon 5:00 p.m.

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Uptown 5:15 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Metairie 7:00 p.m.

Uptown 11:00 a.m. Noon

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Uptown Zulu 8:00 a.m. Rex 10:00 a.m. Elks Orleans follows Crescent City follows Grela

West Bank 10:00 a.m.

Metairie Argus 10:00 a.m. Elks Jeffersonians follows Krewe of Jefferson follows

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Hercules

Houma Friday, February 21, 6:00 p.m.

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he Krewe of Hercules will parade through Houma, Friday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. Theme for 2014 is “Hercules Sails the Seven Seas.” The krewe will parade 33 floats, all of which are double-decker floats. The krewe was formed in 1984 by its parade captain S.P. LaRussa, with the help of approximately 18 others, and today is the largest men’s club in the tri-parish area with an excess of 675 members. According to krewe officials it was formed in order to have a men’s night parade. King Hercules XXX is Ron Ward; parade captain is S.P. LaRussa and tableau captain is Mark Pitre. Hercules is celebrating its 30th year.

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Aquarius

Houma Saturday, February 22, 6:30 p.m.

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he Krewe of Aquarius will celebrate its 20th year anniversary, Saturday, Feb. 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in Houma. The Tri-Region Women’s Carnival Club, Inc. was formed by Tana Marcel and Nancy Carlos. The krewe has 300 members. The theme for this year is “Magical Fun.” The queen was chosen by “finding the gold crown in the king cake.” Each piece of cake was pre-cut and a number was placed on each piece. Everyone pulled a number, and was then given that particular portion of cake. There was also a mask in the king cake for the runner up in case something happened where the queen could not ride. This year’s Queen XX is Penny LeBoeuf. The krewe president is Tammy Malbrough. Parade captain is Cheryl LeBlanc. There will be 20 floats, five bands and The 610 Stompers.

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T-Cajuns Bayou Petit Caillou Larose Saturday, February 22 Noon

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e Krewe des T-Cajuns” will parade for its 17th year, Saturday, Feb. 22, at Noon, in Larose. The children’s parade, with its theme “Celebrating the Holidays,” will leave from East Fifth Street and proceed south on LA 657 and cross the draw bridge to LA 1 and head south until the Rite Aid parking lot where it will disband. The krewe has approximately 250 children that will ride 25 homemade floats.

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he Krewe of Bayou Petit Caillou will parade Saturday, Feb. 22, at Noon, from the Chauvin pool, north to St. Joseph Church and disband at Sarah Bridge. This non-profit organization was formed in 1985 for the purpose of offering entertainment on the bayou. An estimated 11 throwing floats, and the king and queen float will participate. The king and queen this year are Blair Luke and Trista Lebouef. The approximately 250 members make their own floats for the parade and “anything goes – truck, float or whatever.” This year the theme is “Krewe of Bayou Petit Caillou Goes Mardi Gras New Orleans Style.” The parade captain is Justin Martin; co-captain is Courtney Battise. The grand marshal will be Evey Trosclair.

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Versailles

Larose Sunday, February 23 Noon

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he Krewe of Versailles will roll for its 40th year in Larose at Noon, Sunday, Feb. 23. The parade will begin at Hwy. 24 in Larose and end at Cut Off Elementary School. Krewe of Versailles was formed in 1974. The krewe consists of different riding clubs who own their floats. The theme this year will be “Versailles on Broadway.” The king and queen this year are Charles Michael Callais and Blanche Bouvier Callais. The parade will include 17 floats with the South Lafourche High School and Larose/Cut Off Middle School bands. The co-ed organization has 200 members. The parade captain is Kris Gaudet.

Ambrosia

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he Krewe of Ambrosia will parade for its 29th year Saturday, Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. Theme for 2014 is “Ambrosia Rocks Through the Night 2014.” The first parade was held in 1986 when a group of interested people felt a need for another carnival parade in the Thibodaux area. This year’s parade will feature 20 double-decker floats and 100 units. King Ambrosia XXIX is Jared Toups and Queen Ambrosia XXIX is Megi Callais. The krewe consists of over 300 members. The parade captain is Glen Raffray; Tracey Westerman is the ball captain. 9

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he Krewe of Hyacinthians will parade Sunday, Feb. 23, at Noon. The 365-member krewe will have 17 double-decker throwing floats, two maids’ floats and one queen float for 2014. The Ladies’ Carnival Club, Inc. was organized in 1951, and the first parade was in 1952. This is the 63rd annual presentation. Theme for the parade this year is “Viva Las Vegas.” The first king and queen were Gardeline Sharp and Conrad Lirette who reigned in 1952. King Hyacinth is Mike Tilton and Queen Hyacinth LXIII is Pat L. Adams. The captain of the parade is Vickie Rhodes. Captain of the ball is Lynn Myers.

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Titans

Houma Sunday, February 23 follows Krewe of Hyacinthians

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he Terrebonne Family Carnival Club Inc., Krewe of Titans will make its sixth appearance Sunday, Feb. 23, following the Krewe of Hyacinthians on the west side route in Houma. The theme for this year is “Come Out and Play with the Krewe of Titans.” The krewe was formed to provide a family oriented group for men, women and children to participate. The 400-member krewe will have 19 floats this year. Membership is open to anyone. The grand marshals will be “We Stand Bayou” and “My Heart’s Desire Animal Rescue.” The krewe president is Taisha Robichaux, vice-president, Donna Billot. Parade captain is Shannon Lagendyk.

Shaka

Thibodaux Sunday, February 23, 1:30 p.m.

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he Krewe of Shaka will roll through the streets of Thibodaux for the 18th year with 18 floats and four marching bands, Sunday, Feb. 23, at 1:30 p.m. The theme of the parade is “Shaka Mardi Gras Celebration.” The Krewe of Shaka was formed Jan. 18, 1995, and has 35 members. Membership is open. Krewe members must be 21 years and older. The krewe is all about togetherness and leadership for the community. The names of the king and queen are kept secret until the ball. Last year’s king and queen were Philip Joseph and Denise Jones-Adams. The captain is Denise Jones–Adams; first cocaptain is Philip Joseph; second co-captain is Leroy Norman.

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Golden Meadow Friday, February 28, 7:00 p.m.

he Krewe of Athena will roll through Golden Meadow for its third annual parade Friday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. The parade, with its theme “Krewe of Athena Salutes Children’s Fantasies,” will follow the traditional Golden Meadow parade route. Sixteen illuminated floats and marching units will parade along Bayou Lafourche during the night parade. Queen Athena III for 2014 is Angela Johnston. Krewe membership is at 225.

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Aphrodite

Houma Friday, February 28, 6:30 p.m.

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he Krewe of Aphrodite, now in its 31st year, will parade through the streets of Houma at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28. There will be 20 floats, several marching bands including South Terrebonne, H.L. Bourgeois, Ellender and Morgan City high schools, Lacache/Montegut middle schools and Mire Elementary, the Shriners, Kajun Grotto and Selucry. The krewe consists of approximately 450 women who are united in promoting civic and social activities during the Mardi Gras season. Theme for 2014 is “Aphrodite Goes on Vacation.” The club was founded in 1983. Reigning as Queen Aphrodite XXXI is Nanette McElroy. Sharon Pontiff is the parade captain.

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he St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School Krewe of Pandas will parade Friday, Feb. 28, at 12:30 p.m. The Krewe of Pandas is put on by the kindergartners of St. Bernadette School. The parade will begin on B Street next to the school, turn on

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Mire, go down E Street, turn left onto Kenny Street and disband at the Herbert Hall parking lot. The krewe is in its 20th year. The parade features kindergartners with motorized vehicles, Vandebilt Catholic High School Band and several special mascots.

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Adonis

Morgan City Friday, February 28, 7:00 p.m.

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he Krewe of Adonis will make its 39th presentation for 2014 Friday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., in Morgan City. Theme for this year is “Adonis Candy Emporium.” There will be 14 floats, two bands, and 10 sound systems. There will also be a traveling spot light. Adonis is the only night time parade in St. Mary Parish. The parade begins under the new bridge on Federal Avenue and Brashear then proceeds to Onstead Street. From there it will take a right on Onstead to Sixth Street, a right on Sixth to Marguerite Street, a left on Marguerite and will stop to do the official toast of royalty on Marguerite in front of Morgan City Junior High School, then take a right on Hwy. 70, then take a left on Clothilde to Victor II Blvd., a right on Victor II to Myrtle Street and a right on Myrtle to end at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. 13 The krewe was formed in 1975. King and queen this year will be Chuck Landry and Mrs. Dean (Sheila) Adams. Keith Leonard is the krewe captain. The grand marshal is King Adonis XXXVIII Raymond Pisani.

Raceland Friday, February 28, Noon

he Krewe of Kiddies from St. Mary’s Nativity School in Raceland will roll their 23 decorated wagon-floats through the school grounds on Friday, Feb. 28, at Noon. The theme of this year’s parade is “Louisiana Festivals.” The tradition dates back to 1973 as an art project for the sixth grade students with the idea of further development of community among parents and parishioners. This type of creativity allows the students to

show their talents and express themselves without words. Selection of king and queen and their court is done at random with each grade being represented. Beads are collected from the student body a few weeks before the parade. Patients from the area nursing home are invited as special guests and provide their own king and queen. The police department is on hand for safety, and a grand marshal, chosen from the community, leads the

parade. The floats are designed by fifth graders and are pulled by students from the sixth grade. The bazaar begins at 11 a.m. followed by the parade at Noon. The major characters represented are senior king and queen, grand marshal, junior king and queen, dukes and maids, priest, sister, police officer and firefighter. This year the king and queen are kindergartners Skye Falgout and Claire Blanchard. The public is invited to attend.

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he Krewe of Mardi Gras, in its 20th year, will parade Saturday, March 1, at 6 p.m., on the east side of Houma. S.P. LaRussa and friends formed the East Houma Carnival Club, Inc. in November 1993, with the intention of forming a male/female club to parade on the east side of Houma. It is the only parade on the east side of Houma. King XX is Kurt Blanchard and Queen XX is Jeanette Duplantis. Grand marshal is State Senator Norby Chabert. There will be 26 floats this year. Membership is open for the 650-member krewe; dues are $250, male or female which includes a purple, green and gold costume. Members must be 18 years or older, male or female. Those interested can contact S.P. LaRussa, parade captain, at 872-0444.

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Apollo

Lockport Saturday, March 1, Noon

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he Krewe of Apollo will march along the streets of Lockport, Saturday, March 1, at Noon. There will be 19 throwing floats plus a king’s float, a maid’s float and a krewe captain’s float. This year’s theme is “Apollo Travels the World.” The krewe is celebrating 50 years this carnival season. The king is Lance Adams. The president is Jason Legendre, vice-president is Terry Danos and krewe captain is Brian Hebert. Each float has its own individual theme. A unique feature of the Lockport parade is people who call themselves “the Mardi Gras.” These people dress in costumes and walk in the parade. They visit parade goers and throw beads along the way. Anyone can walk in the parade as a “Mardi Gras,” just as long as safety rules and regulations are followed.

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Du Bon Temps

Larose Saturday, March 1, 5:50 p.m.

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e Krewe Du Bon Temps, which was formed in 2005, will roll through Larose Saturday, March 1, 5:50 p.m., with a total of nine illuminated single, double and tri-deck floats. The theme for 2014 is “Le Krewe du Bon Temps Adventures in DC Marvel Comics.” The krewe has approximately 250 members and is still accepting memberships. The krewe is civic minded and strives to preserve the family and community values of the Mardi Gras spirit. The parade will begin on Hwy 24, connecting to Hwy. 1 near the Apple Inn, traveling Hwy. 1 to Jack’s Exxon in Cut Off connecting to the Cote Blanche Connection.

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Atlantis

Golden Meadow Saturday, March 1, Noon

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he Krewe of Atlantis Carnival Club, celebrating its 31st anniversary, parades in Golden Meadow along LA Hwy. 1, Saturday, March 1, at Noon. This year’s parade begins at the North Corp. limits of Golden Meadow and rolls South to the South Corp. limits as in the past years. The theme for 2014 is “Outlaws.” The parade will consist of seven floats, area kings and queens, and various cars and trucks. This year, past kings and queens will be honored. The parade captain is Jason Bellanger. The president is Lisa Gisclair. Everyone is invited to the dance, which is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., at the Cut Off Youth Center.

Dionysus

Grand Isle

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he Krewe of Dionysus will parade Saturday, March 1, at 2 p.m. in Berwick. The parade will start on Gilmore at the Old Spanish Trail, turn left on to John Street, right on Robichaux, right on Mount, left on Gilmore down Hwy. 182 to Tournament Boulevard, to Fairview to Patti Drive and disband at the schools. Last year’s king and queen were Mark Seibert and Destini Barrilleaux. The 100-member krewe will parade with approximately 25 units.

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n independent parade will roll through Grand Isle, Sunday, March 2, at 1 p.m. The parade will begin at Cisco’s Cantina and travel down Hwy. 1, where it will disband at the Methodist Church. There will be floats and a number of trucks in the parade. Last year’s queen was Jane Cheramie. The krewe has no name and those who wish to participate make their own floats. The U.S. Coast Guard, the fire department and police department participate in the parade.

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Cleophas

Thibodaux Sunday, March 2, 12:30 p.m.

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he Krewe of Cleophas will parade on Sunday, March 2, at 12:30 p.m., in Thibodaux. Theme for 2014 is “Cleophas Let’s … .” This year’s king and queen are Josh R. Bourgeois and Florette Sanchez. This is the krewe’s 58th year in existence and its 44th consecutive parade. There will be 25 krewe floats and numerous outside floats participating. Krewe membership is approximately 450. In 1971 the present Krewe of Cleophas rolled its first parade with King Cleophas C.J. Hoffman Jr. and Queen Cleothilde Shirley Barrios, as its royalty. The krewe is proud of its “family oriented parade” in which many families ride the floats. Parade captain is Audie T. Levron. The co-captain is Peggy H. Ordoyne.

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Chronos

Thibodaux Sunday, March 2, 2:00 p.m. follows Krewe of Cleophas

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he Krewe of Chronos will celebrate its 60th anniversary parade in Thibodaux, Sunday, March 2, at 2 p.m., after the Cleophas parade. Theme of the parade this year is “My Way.” There are 12 throwing floats scheduled to roll this year with the Thibodaux High School Band and Color Guard, Tara High School Band, six band floats and six maid cars for the 170-member krewe. King and queen are Lester Silas Bimah and Caroline Marie Bimah.

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he Krewe of Terreanians will parade its 20 floats on Sunday, March 2, at 12:30 p.m., in Houma. The theme for this year is “A Walk in the Park.” It is the club’s 64th anniversary. In the fall of 1950, the Greater Houma Carnival Club was formed to bring the first night carnival parade to the City of Houma. Thousands of citizens from neighboring parishes came to witness this historic parade. The club continued to grow by purchasing its own floats and the property for a den. The Krewe of Terreanians is still a major parade thrilling the crowds that annually flock to Houma for the pageant. The 400 all-male krewe selected its name from the parish Terrebonne, which in French means “good earth.” King Terreanians LXIV is Kurt Cheramie and Queen Terreanians LXIV is Lindsay Marie Toups. The parade captain is John Poiencot; and Dane Ledet Jr. is ball captain.

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he Krewe of Nereids, in its 30th year, will parade in Golden Meadow on Sunday, March 2, at 6 p.m. The parade, with 200 plus members and the only all female krewe, was the first night parade in Lafourche parish. It will feature 12 single and double decker illuminated floats, and will begin at the north end of Golden Meadow and parade along LA Hwy. 1 to the south end of town. The theme this year is “Wow – 30 Years.” The krewe was formed in 1984 and had its first parade in 1985. Jennifer Cheramie was the first queen. This year’s Queen XXX is Yvonne Cheramie. LAWRENCE CHATAGNIER/BAYOU CATHOLIC

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he Krewe of Cleopatra of Houma (ladies’ parade) will march in Houma on Monday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. Theme for this year is “Games People Play.” The group was formed in July of 1987. This is the club’s 27th anniversary; and it is the only parade in Houma the day before Mardi Gras. Krewe membership is over 600. Desiree’ Landry will reign as Queen Cleopatra XXVII. Parade captain is Chris Clause. The ladies-in-waiting are Christina Hebert, Nicole Kliebert, Priscilla Larpenter and Heather Robichaux. There will be a queen’s float and 21 double-decker throwing floats. Throws will include doubloons, theme cups, royalty cups, light-up throws, stuffed animals, theme beads and more.

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he Krewe of Ghana will parade in Thibodaux, at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, Mardi Gras Day. Marching bands will perform during the parade along with dance groups. The Krewe of Ghana is celebrating its 42nd anniversary. The krewe was formed in 1972 by the Marvellettes Social Club and other interested citizens of the community. There are 13 members. Members of various organizations in the community ride with krewe members on the floats. The identity of the king and queen remains secret until the ball. Last year’s king and queen were Troy Hunt and Marshellia Thompson. The parade will have 20 floats and 100 units. The theme for this year is “Ghana Royalty Travels to New Orleans for Mardi Gras.” Lashonda Broom is the captain; first co-captain is Eyenetter Hackett and second co-captain is Helena Coleman.

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he Krewe of Neptune will parade in Golden Meadow, Mardi Gras Day, March 4, at Noon. The 11-float parade with three marching bands will begin at the St. Joseph Recreation Center in Galliano and head south through the town of Golden Meadow until the south end of the Golden Meadow Corporation where it will disband. The krewe is in its 48th year. The krewe was formed by F. “Toot” Theriot, Bobby Orgeron, Leonard Miller Jr. and Nacis Theriot. The first king and queen were Mr. and Mrs. Abdon Callais. The identity of the king remains secret until parade day. The president is Cory Galjour, vice-president is Chuckie Cheramie and treasurer is Flint Cheramie.

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he Krewe of Hephaestus (God of Fire) celebrates its 54th anniversary this year. It will parade in Morgan City on March 4, Mardi Gras Day at 2 p.m. The parade will begin on the corner of Sixth and Fig Street and turn onto Marguerite, then to Ninth Street onto Clothilde. It will then turn onto Victor II Boulevard and disband at the Municipal Auditorium. The 200-member krewe, which is a krewe for couples, was formed by the Morgan City Ladies’ Fire Department Auxiliary. After many years of no parades in Morgan City, the krewe was organized and paraded for the first time in 1960. In 1970 the krewe became a dues 26 paying organization. The krewe is the oldest in the Morgan City area. Last year’s king and queen were Kenny Cefalu and Abigail Conrad. There will be 14 floats as well as marching bands and other marching units. Hephaestus is a mystic krewe.

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Choupic/Chackbay Tuesday, March 4, 1:00 p.m.

he Krewe of Choupic will parade at 1 p.m., March 4, Mardi Gras Day. The 150-member krewe is celebrating its 31st anniversary in 2014. The route will commence on the northern end of Hwy. 304 and disband at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church in Chackbay. The

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he Krewe of Gheens will parade on Mardi Gras Day, Tuesday, March 4, at 11 a.m. The parade will begin three miles down Hwy. 654, travel to Pecan Street, then up Oak Street, back on to Hwy. 654 and disband at Company Canal. The Krewe of Gheens was formed in 1972 as a community project. There will be 11 floats this year, which are all made by participants. This year’s king is Kendrick Cressoine. Anyone wishing to participate may do so by making his own float. This year the krewe has approximately 100 members and those wishing to participate are required to attend krewe meetings. Traffic on Hwy. 654 will be stopped at 10:50 a.m., in order for the parade to roll.

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Montegut Tuesday, March 4, 4:00 p.m.

The 100-member Krewe de Bonne Terre will parade in Montegut, at 4 p.m., Mardi Gras Day, March 4. The krewe is celebrating its 42nd anniversary in 2014 with 10 throwing floats, 10 throwing trucks, a king and queen float, a marching band, DJs and dancing groups. This year’s parade will be in honor of Dennis Ledet, a long-time parade captain who died recently. The parade will begin on Dolphin Drive, to Hwy. 55, south to Cypress Street, left on French Street, left on Old Oak Drive to Hwy. 55. It will then turn right on Hwy. 55 to Dolphin Drive, where it will disband at the intersection of Dolphin Drive and Cross Street. Theme for 2014 is “Hooray for Hollywood.” King and queen this year are Elliot “Flash” Dupre and Rhonda Trosclair-Dupre. This year’s grand marshal is Phillip Lavis. The ball captain is Shane Rodrigue and Sterry Naquin is the parade captain.

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