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 TRUCK FLOATS: The Krewe of Crescent City
 (Orleans Parish, following Elks-Orleanians)

The Krewe of Crescent City
Krewe organized in 1947.
3,000+ male and female riders
70+ truck floats
King and Queen, chosen from Chinchuba
Krewe is known for its plush toys.
The Chinchuba Institute is an organization that works with hearing impaired individuals.
The royalty traditionally review the parade from their thrones at Gallier Hall!
The last truck parade in Orleans Parish follows the Krewe of Elks-Orleanians, and signals the official "beginning of the end" of Carnival.  From the time the last truck passes, the day begins to prepare for the inevitable unmasking at sunset and the meeting of the courts.
The krewe sets no overall theme for their units, with each float bearing its own title and theme.
Hurricane KatrinaThis krewe was stopped from marching in the 149th Carnival  celebrations by Hurricane Katrina.  The krewe shares that bond with Adonis, Aphrodite, Arabi, Atlas, Bards, Choctaw, Cleopatra, Gladiators, Grela, Hermes, L'il Rascals, Mercury, NOMTOC, Oshun, Pegasus, Pontchartrain, Saturn, and du Vieux.

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 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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