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 The Krewe of Mid-City (Orleans Parish)
The Krewe of Mid-City
Krewe organized in 1933
225 male and female riders
21 floats
18 marching bands
Contemporary-style parade
King, Queen
Look for heart-shaped mascot dolls, the Captain's pewter adonized doubloons, and krewe-emblem potato chips (because you are bound to be hungry after all that).
The krewe's logo was designed by founder Charles A Bourgeois, who also gave the motto
Pour La Joie De Vivre
"for the joy of life".
Named for the area of the city where it was formed, the Krewe of Mid-City has always been a special part of Carnival, distinguishing itself as an innovator.  The fifth-oldest parading organization in the city, the krewe introduced animated floats to Carnival in 1947.  One of their most memorable parades was "Candy" in 1955, where the floats sprayed scent into the air representing each treat.  Mid-City also holds the distinction of a unique style of float design, using brightly-hued tinfoils to cover each and every unit.  Each year a boy and girl from the Ronald McDonald House are selected to serve as honorary King and Queen, and outstanding members of the community are honoured by Royal Proclamation.
This krewe shares a New Orleans theme This krewe shares its New Orleans theme with the krewes of Alla, Arabi, Carrollton, Grela, NOMTOC, and Pontchartrain.
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, Jason, Little Rascals, Muses, Shangri-La, Sparta, and Thoth.

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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