MOOR founded at the beginning of 2015 to organize and host an additional Mardi Gras parade for Pensacola/Escambia County Florida and to raise money for a charity organization in our community each year. They plan to hold two fund raisers each year where proceeds will be donated to the charity at their Mardi Gras Ball. Beaux Rex and Queen Bell along with their court of Duekes and Duchesses are coronate at the annual Mardi Gras Ball. In addition to the Mardi Gras Ball MOOR host a Christmas Gala and Cookout for members annually.
MOOR was conceived at the corner of Garden Street and Baylen Street at the 2015 KOL Illuminated parade. A group of friends got together to tailgate and “Revelry” in the spirit of Mardi Gras. A few months later, several business men, who do or have belong to other organizations met to draft the documents for MOOR. MOOR chartered with the State of Florida September 8, 2015. We chartered with 5 members and have grown to 15 members. All men who join during our inaugural year are “Founding Members”. Our Constitution, By-laws and Rules are drawn from several other organizations, where we took the best ideas and merged them. Our officers court is made up of 7 members who all share equal leadership. Each officer has a designated area of responsibility and works with a committee of members.
The Mystic Order of Revelry is a men’s Mardi Gras Society located in the Pensacola, Florida. We believe in the strong bond of friendship, fellowship, family and brotherhood and strive to support each other in life’s success and adversity.
Our purpose is to promote the Spirit & Revelry of Mardi Gras through the rich traditions of themed parades, balls, costumes, social events, parties and community involvement. In addition to Revelry, we hold two fund raiser events each year. A different local charity is adopted by our society and honored at our annual Mardi Gras Ball.
We have one float nick named the Rusty Ricky and is our Emblem float. It will make it’s maiden voyage at the 2016 Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade. We have custom rhinestone pins and throw cups. Our first official ball will be in the 2017 Carnival season and we will coronate our first court, king and queen. This year we have an honorary king and queen only which will be selected at our Christmas Gala.
Membership is open to any male, 21 years of age or older. We are currently accepting applications for membership. An application can be downloaded from our web site and then submitted back. Our requirements are as follows;
2. 21 years old or older
3. Approved by Membership Committee
The membership cap is 500 and they encourage any man who wants to make and impact on the community and have fun doing it to apply.
For members, we have something going almost every month. We participate in charity cook-offs, host Poker/Black Jack fund raisers, game night bbq’s/pool parties, New Orleans Trip/Bead Run and few other “float” parties. Since our mission is friendship, fellowship, brotherhood and supporting family/community, we like to have fun and get together often to support our mission.
MOOR BBQ – May – Invite Only
MOOR Christmas Gala – 1st Saturday in December – Open to Public
Charity Fundraisers –
April – Info to come – Open to Public
October (Hall-MOOR-ween) -3rd Saturday of October Dance/Costume Party – Open to Public
The MOOR Parking Lot Ball will serve as our 2016 Mardi Gras Ball. We will be at the corner of Garden & Baylen Tailgating and Celebrating in Revelry
In years to come we will host a Mardi Gras Ball open to the public 2 Saturdays before Fat Tuesday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.