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TUESDAY, FEB. 12
Theme: Zulu: One World, One Love
King: Cedric Givens
Queen: Monica V. Givens
Throws: Zulu coconuts, krewe emblem medallions
Members of Zulu award one of the most prized throws of the Carnival season — hand-decorated coco-nuts. The parade is lead by the royalty, the Soulful Warriors and characters including the Big Shot and Witch Doctor.
Theme: All Creatures Great and Small
Rex: announced Feb. 9
Queen: announced Feb. 9
Throws: folding discs, individual float medallion beads, krewe beads, cups and doubloons
The procession includes animals both great and small and real and mythical. There's everything from bees, frogs and snakes to polar bears and lions as well as a unicorn, Sphinx and Cyclops.
Theme: Grela's Gretna Centennial
King: Jeff Badeaux
Queen: Callie Tillis
Throws: centennial bobble-heads, plush versions of the Jefferson Memorial in Gretna, doubloons
The Krewe of Grela celebrates Gretna's centennial. Floats depict Gretna landmarks and businesses including the Bingo Palace, Tower Theater, Maison Blanche, Lawson's Liquors and others. Sal DiVincenti of Sal's Meat Market serves as grand marshal.
Theme: Argus Memories
King: Raymond J. Brandt
Queen: Lydia Louise Netterville
Throws: medallion beads, plush animals, theme cups, doubloons
Argus gets nostalgic with a parade featuring floats titled "Love is in the Air" and "Greatest Show on Earth." Special guests in the parade include cast members from the Oscar-nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild as well as Minions from the forthcoming film Despicable Me 2.