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 The Krewe of Alla (Jefferson Parish, Westbank)
The Krewe of Alla Krewe organized in 1932
450+ male riders
28 floats
25 marching bands
Old line-style parade
Maharajah, Maharanee
Look for krewe-emblem cups, medallion necklaces, plastic goblets, ElkGator plush dolls, and doubloons from the Maharajah (red) and the Maharanee (blue), but the real collectibles are the bobblehead float dolls-very, very rare!
The krewe's name is an abbreviation of
ALgiers, LouisianA.
Originally organized by the Westside Social and Carnival Club, the all-male krewe of Alla now rolls under the auspices of the Golden Gryphon Club formed in 1978.  This krewe is one of the largest of the Westbank krewes, and features a strong equestrian showing, a plethora of marching bands and drill units from the metropolitan area and from across the state.
This krewe shares a Middle Eastern linkThis krewe shares a Middle Eastern theme with Aladdin.
This krewe shares a New Orleans themeThis krewe shares its New Orleans theme with the krewes of ArabiCarrollton, Grela, Mid-City, NOMTOC, and Pontchartrain.
 
Adonis Aladdin Alla Aphrodite
Aquila Arabi
Argus Atlas Babylon Bacchus Bards Caesar
Carrollton Centurions Chaos Choctaw Cleopatra d'Etat
Druids Endymion Excalibur Gladiators Grela Hermes
Iris Isis Jason King Arthur L'il Rascals Mercury
Mid-City Morpheus Muses Napoleon Nemesis NOMTOC
Okeanos Orpheus Oshun Pegasus Pontchartrain Proteus
Pygmalion Rex Rhea Saturn Shangri-La Sparta
Thor Thoth Tucks du Vieux Zeus Zulu

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Elks
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Krewe of
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