Welcome to the Krewe of Gemini
The Krewe of Gemini is the first parading Krewe in modern times in Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana. The Krewe of Gemini is a nonprofit volunteer organization including folks from all walks of life who enjoy promoting the Mardi Gras spirit in the area. We would like to extend an invitation to you to be a part of this great organization. Our Den is located at 2101 East Texas St. in Bossier City, Louisiana.
Captains Message - Februray 2015
My Gemini family,
WOW!!!! Gemini has been on the move these last few weeks. Gemini XXVI Grande Bal & Tableau is now a part of our history, Gemini XXVI Grand Parade is now a part of our history. And when I say GRAND it was just that. Jolene Woods and the Ball Committee planned a great event and my hope was that you enjoyed and felt the fun as royalty did. What I saw from the stage was a lot of dancing going on as royalty made their way through the crowd. And to Sue Willis, Royalty Chair, thank you for all your help, I hope we made you proud.
Thank you LaVelle Pinder for a great Hospital Visit Day for our royalty and members. The Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children was fun watching the children's eyes light up when you handed them a bead, cup or a stuffed animal, visiting children in NICU was very special and the War Veterans Home was humbling. I must admit I cried. I overheard a Gemini member thanking them for their service to our country and one gentleman said "thank you for allowing me to serve, it was my honor to serve our country," yep I cried. Ending the day at St. John's Elementary School was perfect, those children were so excited to see us and we ending the day on a high. If you have not participated in the past you are truly missing a wonderful part of our Mardi Gras season.
Thank you Angela Brakeville for the float loading party. One of our largest crowds in attendance. Everyone seemed to have a great night and our members were extremely generous, those who attended were leaving with lots of beads, I know I gave out three cases of captain beads. Again, thanks for a great float loading party to all who helped Angela, to those who helped with staging floats for all to see and to Kristi & Mack Morgan for handling all those beads.
Finally, thank you Larry Graff and to everyone who helped with Gemini XXVI Grand Parade. A lot of preparation went into this parade and I hope everyone enjoyed their ride as much as I did and what a crowd. I have always said we had a large crowd but what a crowd we had this year. When the police stop the parade to remove people from Stoner Bridge because we can't get floats through that's a crowd.
In closing, I know so many of you have helped more than mentioned and to those I want to say thank you for giving your time, please know how much I appreciated your help through the last few weeks to make Gemini XXVI a success.
Your royalty and I cannot say thank you enough Gemini!
Looking forward to seeing you at our next CWC!
Gemini Captain XXVI