Krewe de Bon Amis

History:

Krewe de Bon Amis was founded in 2014 by a group of good friends. The 13 founding members are Lisa Ayres, James & Michelle Beard, Marc & Megan Carmichael, Kim Craig, Chris Gardner, James & Kim Graham, Jeremy & Amy Johnson, Wendye Washburn, and Abel Velarde. 2015 was our first Mardi Gras parade participation and our first King was Steve Spangler and first Queen was Wendye Washburn. Our Krewe got the 2016 Priscus King and Queen honors. Today, we have over 30 members and growing.

About Krewe:

Krewe de Bon Amis was founded in 2014 by a group of good friends. The founding members wanted a name for their krewe that would represent who they were and what they wanted the krewe to become, a krewe made up of good friends who wanted to have a good time. Krewe de Bon Amis simply translates to Krewe of Good Friends. The krewe stays involved year round by doing charity and community work. Some of our chairities include Pennies for Pearl Nelson (ARC Gateway), Manna Food Bank, Waterfront Mission, etc. We also host an annual fall yard sale and vendor show around the end of October. Our theme is totally 80’s because all of our members heart the 80’s!

Details:

We have one of the largest floats in Pensacola and it’s a double decker! We have custom beads and pins every year and participate in the annual Pin and Bead swap. We have a royalty court that consist of a King, Queen, 2 Dukes and 2 Duchesses.

Membership:

Membership is open to any person above the age of 21. Contact the krewe at krewedebonamis@yahoo.com for details.

Events:

The Krewe de Bon Amis will be holding a car wash to support “Be the Match” foundation. We will be selling pulled pork dinners to raise money for this awesome foundation.  A plate of BBQ, chips and a soda will be $5. We will be pre-selling tickets for both.  Please help spread the word.  For more information, please email us at krewedebonamis@yahoo.com.  Another event for this charity will also be a Poker Run.  More information to follow on this event.  Please check out bethematch.org, we are a new Krewe and have chosen this charity to raise funds for. If you have any questions about the krewe or the charity, please let us know. Thank you for your support…Please check the calendar to see when the dates will be!

We host an annual fall yard sale and vendor show during the weekend of the Elberta Sausage festival. Some of the proceeds go to our local charities.