​​​​​​​​​Special Alert Wrecks!                                                                 1-15-22

The next meeting is January 17, 2022 at Peg Leg Petes and this will be the Official Annual Membership meeting.

Jim Mike Knell (who schedules our meetings) asked me to let you know that we will likely be meeting downstairs with sides lowered and heaters on, if necessary.  HAPPY HOUR DRINK PRICES END AT 6:00 pm when they will shift to Employee Discount (50 cents off drinks).  The Menu will be red beans and rice (or you can order off the menu).

Ships Officer Diana Harvey chose the theme for the meeting.  Since we are at Peg Leg's, Diana says to put on our Pirate personas for the evening.

Two days later, Wednesday, January 19th at 5:30 pm is Wrecks Night at Pensacola Parade People.  We will receive a discount on purchases, so it's a great opportunity to buy throws for the parade.  If members have Mardi Gras items, perhaps that you made, you can sell them that night.  PPP also has Mardi Gras hats, shirts, jewelry, beads, toys and more other goodies that I can think of.

SCHEDULE :                                                                   
The schedule cannot include every event on the Beach, so I’m going to limit it to Wrecks, Nereids (because all Nereids are Wrecks) and Krewe of Kids.  For more information, check the Island Times.  You can pick up print copies all over the Island, the Visitors Center, restaurants, hotels, condos, etc., or read it online (look for the Facebook page). 

CORRECTION:  I posted the incorrect date for the NEREIDS MOON PIE PARTY. The mermaids will party Friday, January 28th at 7:00 pm at the Dock.  My apologies, Melanie


January 17th - Peg Legs - Official Wrecks annual membership meeting 

January 24th - Flounders             

January 31st - Crabs                   

February 7th - Paradise

February 14th - Suggest we all attend Pensacola Beach Woman’s Club fundraiser Moon over Miami, Valentine’s Evening Dinner Dance, Gulf Breeze Community Center.  $30 tickets http://www.faceboook.com/PBWC54.  Auctions, raffle, food, drinks, and more.


We still need one very important Chair, someone to head up the Grand Ball.

Harry Purcell's KOW photo site going back to 2013 is at this location:  http://Hjpurcell.smugmug.com/KREWE-of-WRECKS/

Any Wreck may download photos using a laptop and clicking the photo to make it large, then clicking the download arrow.  Wrecks can also request a photo from Harry and he will send it to you.  Harry's email:  Purcelh@bellsouth.net

​Melanie Waite, Head Wreck
Board Members: Kathy Christoff, Jim Cox, Jim Mike Knell, Don Richards

Reigning Courts:   

Wrecks:  Captain Art Parrish, Ships Officers Ella Hess and Diana Harvey
Coma:  King Ted Dampier, Queen Lynda Knell
Grand Marshal: Liz Hewson

As previously stated, the 2021-22 Mardi Gras season will be different. The board will monitor the Covid situation and contact Beach venues regarding their ability to host us. We will not publish a season schedule as usual.  Rather we will attempt to schedule a month, or at least two weeks, in advance, so don’t skip reading your emails.  Get in the habit of checking the krewe’s website for current news:  www.kreweofwrecks.com.   

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 Times

KOW 40 year anniversary pin available

King and Queen of Coma

Ted Dampier and Lynda Knell


February 19th - Grand Costume Ball - PB Elks Lodge @ 7 pm - Theme Happy Days

February 21st - Queens Dinner - Flounders @ 6 pm

                              Kings Supper - Crabs @ 6 pm

February 26th - Champagne Breakfast - Crabs @ 10 am

                              Street Dance @ Bamboo Willies following Breakfast

February 27th - PB/KoW Mardi Gras Parade - Via de Luna @ 2 pm

February 28th - Red Beans and Rice - Sandshaker @ 11 am

March 1st - Coma Procession starts at Sandshaker @ 5 pm - Contest, Crowning of New King and Queen @ 6 pm 
Mardi Gras stops along the way at ???,

Other upcoming events includes:

January 28th - Nereids Moon Pie Party @ The Dock - 7:00 pm

February 14th - PBWC - Moon Over Miami @ GB Community Center - 5:30 pm

February 19th - Kids and Kritters Parade @ Casino Beach - 2 pm