What a fantastic night it was!

The band kept us rocking into the late night!

Thank you to the decorating committee making the room so spectacular looking

Thank you to everybody members and guests who participated in the 2020 

Mardi Gras season with Krewe of Wrecks. 

​We had a blast!

Krewe of Wrecks 2020 Court 

Captain; Art Parrish

First Mate; Susie Mardis

Ships officers; Paula Burns &
Diana Harvey

Ships officers; Kim Hogan &

​Ella Hess

​Deck Hands : Harry Hewson &

Katarina Denton

​Photo by Island Time


40th Anniversary Ball Fbruary 2020


Flip Flop Theme Night

KOW 40 year anniversary pin available

King and Queen of Coma

Ted Dampier and Lynda Knell



Hello Wrecks,                                     11/30/21

Celebrate today: last day of Atlantic Hurricane Season.

About 60 Wrecks came to party last night at Paddy O’Leary’s, wearing college shirts, hats, beads, etc. from Hawaii, Illinois, Ohio, LSU, Georgia, and more states. We Wrecks come from all over! Lots of conversations came about as we discovered shared history or animosity. Seamus and crew greeted us with Happy Hour drink prices and fried chicken with cole slaw, potato salad, and bread and butter. A feast!

Court members in attendance were: Captain Art Parrish, Ships Officers: Ella Hess and Diana Harvey, plus Coma King Ted Dampier and his Queen Lynda Knell. Queen Lynda chose tonight’s dress theme, and presented the candy apple award for best representation of his college to Harry Purcell. King Ted proclaimed that next week we will dress to represent Indians and Cowboys.

Thanks for all the peanut butter donations and for the Reverse Advent Calendar collections in progress. Ella sold 50-50 tickets. We again had a second drawing, for two “thank you” tickets from Covenant Hospice for our annual donations for a Soiree December 2 when last week’s winner couldn’t go. Melanie Waite won 50-50 and donated it back to Wrecks and Alex Goldberger claimed the Soiree tickets.

For Wrecks info, please read this weekly bulletin and check the website: www.kreweofwrecks.com, maintained by Darlene. You can get info and forms there. If you don’t get a bulletin weekly, please notify Melanie so we can solve the problem.

Next Monday we’ll party at Hooters, where we’ll enjoy $3 beer, wine and well drinks. As we strive to help out businesses hurting from the pandemic, this time we’ll order our hors d’oeuvres: $5 for 5 boneless wings with fries.

Each week the board meets at 5:00 pm. Krewe members come at 5:30 to get a drink beforehand and socialize before the “business meeting” at 6:00. Normally the food follows about 6:15 and fellowship continues. This week, members may want to order their food before the 6:00 meeting. Please wait until after the board meeting to see Kathy for membership cards, event tickets, etc. You can pick up tickets the week after you place your order. We are up to 133 members. Check the message board as you enter. Pick up and return name tags to the board table. Thanks.

We plan meetings during December and January and we are planning our regular events, as we monitor the status of Covid and take one month at a time. Unless there is a drastic change, we’ll continue a “normal” schedule. Event sales begin in December. The order form is located under the "Events Tickets" tab of the website, so members can fill it out and mail or turn them in at the first December meeting, to get a head start on those kings and queens from other krewes who want to attend our famous Dinners. There will be fewer seats available at the Champagne Breakfast, since some seating was lost to the sushi bar at Crabs. Order your tickets before they are gone!

Wrecks will participate in the SURFING SANTA CHRISTMAS PARADE sponsored by the Beach Chamber of Commerce on December 5th. Matt and Judy Schall, Debbie and Bruce Mays, and their committee, plus Don Richards and Tommy Grice have been busy prepping the float. Float riders provide their own throws (beads, new toys – no candy). Debbie said participants can load their throws beforehand at 1203 Ariola. Riders must be on the float at 1:30 on Via de Luna, and parade rolls at 2:00. Riders should not wear Santa costumes, but Santa hats are okay. Wear red or green tops (all that shows, and bottoms must be covered). We’ll also need 6-8 safety walkers (who do not throw, hoping military volunteers will take this on). Contact Debbie at Debbie.mays.pns@gmail.com to reserve your spot (or phone at 850-529-3998. The float will arrive at the Hewson House Wednesday and banners etc. will be installed Friday afternoon. Luckily there is no rain in the forecast.

SCHEDULE:

December 6 - Hooters - $3 drafts, wine & well drinks, food special $5 for 5 boneless wings & fries

December 13 - TBA Casino Bar & Grille isn’t working out. Looking for another venue

December 20 - TBA had hoped for Felix’s, but they aren’t ready, ditto search for another venue​

January 3 - Shaggys - Tentative

January 10 - Sidelines - Tentative

January 17 - Peg Leg Petes


Melanie Waite, Head Wreck

Board Members:  Kathy Christoff, Jim Cox, Jim Mike Knell and Don Richards

Reigning Courts:

Wrecks - Captain Art Parrish, Ships Officers:  Ella Hess and Diana Harvey

Coma:  King Ted Dampier, Queen Lynda Knell

Grand Marshall - Liz Hewson