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 The Krewe of Aquila (Jefferson Parish)
The Krewe of Aquila Krewe organized in 1976
250+ male and female riders
21 floats
14 marching bands
Contemporary-style parade
King and Queen announced at the ball
Look for krewe emblem medallion beads, cups, vinyl and plush eagle dolls.
The krewe's motto is "Metairie's Finest",
and is sponsored by Eagle's Nest, Inc.
THIS KREWE HAS CANCELLED THEIR PARADE FOR 2009!

Taking the Latin word for eagle, this popular Metairie krewe boasts some of the most beautiful court costumes in Mardi Gras.  Since its inception, Aquila has grown to feature 10 double-decker floats by Blaine Kern, the Zapp's Calliope Fire Truck, and Al Copeland's boat float.  So proud are the Aquilans of their annual tableau ball that they will restage it again later in the year for visitors to the city.
This krewe shares a Roman themeThis krewe shares a Roman theme with the krewes of Bacchus, Caesar, Centurions, Gladiators Mercury,  and Saturn.

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

Elks
Orleanians

Elks
Jeffersonians

Crescent
City

Krewe of
Jefferson



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