|| The Krewe of Little Rascals (Jefferson Parish)
organized in 1983
not the official start of the metropolitan parade season,
Little Rascals generally holds their parade the week preceeding the
boys and girls
11 floats, 4 mini-floats
Grand Marshall, Maids, Dukes
|Look for 16 oz. foil embossed cups, simple
aluminum doubloons, and over 15 varieties of wooden nickels.
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
|This krewe shares a committment to
children's causes with the krewes of Aladdin,
Centurions, Choctaw, Grela,
Jason, Mid-City, Muses,
Shangri-La, Sparta, and Thoth.
krewe was stopped from marching in the 149th Carnival celebrations
by Hurricane Katrina. The krewe shares that bond with
Atlas, Bards, Choctaw,
Gladiators, Grela, Hermes,
Mercury, NOMTOC, Oshun,
Pontchartrain, Saturn, du Vieux, and Crescent City.