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

The Krewe of Elks-Orleanians
Krewe organized in 1935.
4,600 male and female riders
120+ truck floats
Captain, Grand Exalted Ruler,
Exalted Ruler
Look for Elroy the Elk stuffed animals and krewe-emblemed cups.
The oldest (and largest) of all
the truck float krewes!
The elder statesman of the truck float krewes, they are sponsored by the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks, a worldwide fraternal society dedicated to charitable deeds.  Following directly on the heels of Rex, the arrival of the Elks-Orleanians provides a near-constant stream of music and throws, all being tossed by thousands of riders on hundreds of trucks.  While the truck parades are not as ornate as the traditional floats, they are quite inventive and represent the "us, too!" spirit of Mardi Gras.
The krewe's mascot Elroy the Elk, also serves as mascot for their sister krewe, the Elks-Jeffersonians. 

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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