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 The Krewe of Little Rascals (Jefferson Parish)
The Krewe of Little Rascals
Krewe organized in 1983
200+ boys and girls
11 floats, 4 mini-floats
Co-Captains, Grand Marshall, Maids, Dukes
Look for 16 oz. foil embossed cups, simple aluminum doubloons, and over 15 varieties of wooden nickels.
Though not the official start of the metropolitan  parade season, Little Rascals generally holds their parade the week preceeding the official start.
Hooray for this all-child krewe formed in 1983 by a married couple who wanted to bring the excitement and joy of the season to the children of New Orleans.  Patterned after the adult krewes, the Little Rascals take their name from the Hal Roach comedy shorts of the 1930's and 40's.  And, just like their adult counterparts, the krewe annually stages a full-sized ball at the Pontchartrain Center as well as a 4-mile parade down Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Metairie.   Membership in the krewe is limited to boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 16 years.  In addition to the Co-Captains, a "Little Rascal of the Year" is named at the beginning of each parade.  The krewe has been featured internationally on Japanese television as well as in the pages of the National Geographic.
This krewe allows children to ride or is committed to children's causes.This krewe shares a committment to children's causes with the krewes of Aladdin, Centurions, Choctaw, Grela, JasonMid-City, Muses, Shangri-La, Sparta, and Thoth.
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, Mercury, NOMTOC, Oshun, Pegasus, Pontchartrain, Saturn, du Vieux, and  Crescent City.

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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