Lost Key Krewe will debut at Pensacola’s two parades

Lost Key Krewe will debut at Pensacola’s two parades
There is a new Perdido Key based Mardi Gras krewe, and it has big plans for its debut season.
The brainchild of Perdido Key resident Cheri Bone, the Lost Key Krewe has recruited popular local entertainers Chris Beverly (Friday) and Mason Henderson (Saturday) to provide tunes from their float at both of downtown Pensacola’s Mardi Gras parades – the Feb. 25 Lafitte Illuminated Parade and the following afternoon’s Pensacola Grand Parade.
“The Lafitte Illuminated parade is all about lights. Our float will have LED & black lights shining down on our parade walkers,’’ Cone said.
Founded just last year, the krewe’s core group of visionaries and enthusiasts has not yet established dues and participation in the parades is open to everyone.
“We see this as an opportunity to use Mardi Gras parties & events to raise money towards the betterment of the Perdido Key community through organizing fundraisers, events & volunteer work as a krewe,’’ Cone said.
To that extent, the krewe has already established a public charity to oversee both the Lost Key Krewe and Cone’s second project, the Perdido Key Witches & Warlocks Halloween Paddle (pictured), which debuted last October at Galvez Landing.
All local charities will be considered by the krewe membership, and any donation or sponsorship is welcomed to help the krewe launch this new mission in our community.
“We love to have a good time. Why not have a good time and raise money for local charity projects? It’s the perfect blend to me,’’ Cone said.
Other Lost Key Krewe organizers include Logan Cox, Jaqi Lloyd, Caitlyn Parker and Taylor Buckley.
Also serving on committees are Jessica Briggs, Jason Bennett (photography), Amber Coker, Burke Page, Heather Parker, Sean Robinson, Cameron Oz, Glen Hoffman, Linda McNally, Mary Kahn & Wade Gaskins.
Yearly membership dues and meeting schedules will be determined, but the admission entry to participate in the parade is $100 per person. A formal charity ball at a Perdido Key location will also being considered.
A Texas native (Galveston), Coe moved here seven years ago, after working in the television broadcast industry for 20 years. She calls her position as assistant manager of program operations at WSRE her best job yet. She has also made many friends working part-time at the Purple Parrot Tiki Bar for the past three summers.
“It has been a dream of mine to make a difference in the community I live in. I love my beloved new hometown, what a hodgepodge of eclectic people who come from all over to live in the moment,’’ she said. “Perdido Key is a very special gem in the world. I’m so excited to see how this will develop and how many people we can bring together in the future.’’
For more info, go to facebook or email info@lostkeykrewe.com or call 850-898-0956.