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.
Gemini XXVI Mardi Gras Parade
Saturday, February 14th, 2015 at 4:30 pm
The parade route is the same as last year. The parade will start at the "Parade Start" Banner hanging over Clyde Fant Parkway in Downtown Shreveport. We will proceed on Clyde Fant Parkway towards Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy. We will continue along Shreveport Barksdale Hwy. and turn left on East Kings Hwy, until the “Parade Ends” sign just north of Preston. "NO THROW ZONES" will be clearly marked along parade route. Those zones are the sharp "S" turn, under the railroad tracks, on Clyde Fant Parkway and all bridges on Clyde Fant Parkway.
Captains Message - January 2015
My Gemini Family,
And so the fun begins! Mardi Gras season is now in full swing. We began with our annual mass hosted by the Manno family and ended the night with a fun 12th Night. Gemini was most definitely in the house for 12th Night.
Before I go any further as special message for Queen Rachel.....You are in all of our prayers and we are here for you. King Don was a quite gentle man and a wonderful representative for Gemini, we will always remember King Gemini XXII Don Brian.
We are on countdown to an exciting Gemini XXVI Grand Bal and Tableau, Jolene and her committee have been working almost non-stop for the perfect night. I know your royalty has been busy these past few weeks getting ready for a night of splendor. We are a few days out from rsvp deadline so Float lieutenants please check with your float members requesting they send in their reply card for our ball if they haven't already. We want a large crowd so please invite your friends, co-workers and family to come join us for a grand night, one they will not forget.
Trucks of beads have been seen at the den, Kristi and her team have been unloading trucks and I have seen KSLA Channel 12 out filming those arrival of beads. Gemini has been up early making appearances at Channel 12 for interviews. Russ thank you for setting up all the television interviews. Be sure and watch the news every Friday until our parade for familiar faces of Gemini. Larry has been busy with our parade, meeting with the city task force making sure we have a grand parade. Yes, the secret is out our grand marshal for Gemini's XXVI parade representing Rhythm and Romance is James and Louise Burton.
Also, those who can, I would love to see you at our hospital visits. This makes our Mardi Gras season when you look into the eyes of the children at Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, what excitement we bring. If you have missed this in the past I hope you try to make it this year.
Gemini, over the next few weeks so much is happening all around us, at the museum with visitors & tours, with the floats getting ready for parade and convention center for the ball, I hope and wish all of you a fun time but also please exercise safety. I want all of our members, guests and parade goers to have a safe and fun Mardi Gras season.
Looking forward to seeing you Gemini at each event!