Krewe of Marionettes

History:

Originally founded in 1957 making us is the longest established all-female Krewe in Pensacola! They have remained an active part of the Pensacola Mardi Gras Society for 62 years.

They support their local charity, Manna Food Pantries, and are pleased to participate annually in their philanthropic events: Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl; and the Thanksgiving food drive, Fill the Mayflower.

About Krewe:

The Krewe of Marionettes is a sisterhood of the finest ladies, gathered as one to celebrate the Mardi Gras season and to support each other in all life events.

Details:

Our current community outreach focus is with Manna Food Bank.  During each social and the annual membership tea the members bring food donations for the local food pantry.  We have recently begun an extended relationship with them to include volunteering during special events and other volunteering efforts.

Membership:

Membership is by invitation of one of our one of our members. We are growing steadily. If you are interested please visit our website at http://marionettes.shutterfly.com.  Their general membership meeting is held every April at the Pensacola Yacht Club. At this meeting, activity plans for the upcoming fiscal year are presented and voted on by the entire membership.

Events:

During the year, they sponsor 4 social events to rekindle our relationships and catch up with friends. Their annual President’s Tea is held each October at the home of a member. They schedule a hat, tutu and tub decorating party in November and also participate in “Fill the Mayflower” food drive sponsored by Manna. They host a Krewe Christmas party in December. In January, participate in the Kick Off Celebration at Seville Quarter, plan a bead shopping party(s), and  host a booth at the Krewe of Blues Pin & Bead Festival.

Their Grand Mardi Gras Ball is in February at the Pensacola Yacht Club. They set up for the Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade street party at Emmanuel, Sheppard, and Condon on Spring Street. We rent two floats for the parade and design a new pin each year to trade at this event.