Orange Beach’s newest Mardi Gras krewe ready to parade & party
Members from Pleasure Island’s brand new Mardi Gras krewe, The Marshals, were welcomed to the city by Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon and City Councilman Jeff Boyd and Perdido Beach Resort General Manager Karl Groux during a recent ceremony at Perdido Beach Resort. The krewe was presented the flag of Orange Beach during a ceremony.The Marshals are based in Orange Beach and will be parading in the Orange Beach Feb. 22 nightime parade as well as the city’s Fat Tuesday parade. The Marshals’ Mardi Gras Ball will be the evening of February 22 at Perdido Beach Resort. The theme will be based on The Movie, “Gone With the Wind.”
Seventeen Marshals (pictured) were in attendance for the flag presentation, including John Paul Cowan, Milton Essig, Randy Hillman, Harry Wilson, Lonnie Jones, Marshal Parliamentarian Blake Lowe, Vice President Greg Crews, President Eddie Keesee, Ken Sienko, Ride Chair Kevin Winfrey, Larry McMeekin, Groux, Phil Payne, Michael Dejusto, Charity Chair Steven Ballard and Secretary Alan Ryals.
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