Krewe of Marionettes

History:

The Krewe of Marionettes is the longest established all-female Krewe in Pensacola! We were originally established in 1957, and remain part of Pensacola Mardi Gras Society.

About Krewe:

During the year we meet 3-4 times in different venues and formats to offer different ways to rekindle our relationships. We have our annual New Member Tea and membership meeting in November at a member’s home. Our Grand Mardi Gras Ball is usually in January at Pensacola Yacht Club. We set up for the street party at Emmanuel, Sheppard, and Condon for the Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade. We currently rent our float to parade in the parade, This year we hope to have 2 floats and are planning to built our own in the near future. This year we also will have our first custom polystone Krewe beads to trade. In June we always participate in the Fiesta All Krewe Ball.

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 athttp://marionettes.shutterfly.com.

Events:

This year’s Marionettes Mardi Gras Ball will be held at Pensacola Yacht Club. It is open for members and their guests only.  All new members and their escorts will be introduced at this time. Our court and king and queen will also be presented at this time. A buffet supper will be followed by dancing to the music of Dr. Breeze.