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!
From Head Wreck Melanie 12-8-20
Merry Christmas, Wrecks,
2020 has not been a good year for the Wrecks, and we wish for a much better 2021. We shared previously that we would not have any meetings in 2020 and that more info would be forthcoming. Here is a start.
The Krewe of Wrecks Pensacola Beach Mardi Gras Parade will not roll this year.
The Board met with SRIA officials to make this decision. During the COVID pandemic, we decided the health and safety of our members, participants and spectators must be protected. We do not want to host what might be called a super spreader event. The other factor is the 3 Mile Bridge Closure. Floats would have to travel Hwy 87 and Hwy 98 to access the Beach. An email survey revealed that fewer than half our usual number of floats would participate, not enough to pay even for law enforcement much less the portalets, and barricades,
The Wrecks will be back hosting our Sunday afternoon parade next year, with this year’s court reigning from 2020-2022, a repeat of 2004 when Ivan cancelled Mardi Gras. The fate of other Mardi Gras events remains uncertain, as we reevaluate future COVID developments, at the beginning of 2021.
Because of the shortened season and the financial effects of the pandemic and hurricanes on some of our members, we are reducing Wrecks annual dues from $40 to $20 for this 2020 season. We continue to have expenses, including the storage unit rental and float repairs and storage, insurance, post office box rental, stamps and stationery, etc. We made significant donations to two Beach organizations that Susie Mardis designated for her memory in the name of the Krewe: Pensacola Beach Elementary and Kids and Kritters.
We ask that members print the membership application attached, fill it in and mail it with a check to Krewe of Wrecks, PO Box 492, Gulf Breeze FL 32562 so we have the membership solidly in place.
If/when we decide to have events, keep in mind that attendance may be limited.
We ask that everyone wear masks and maintain social distances. No more hugs, alas. Each of us who attends will take responsibility for our own health. The Krewe assumes no liability should you become ill.
We hope that all of you will decide to maintain membership in the krewe, even if you feel you cannot participate now, and we hope to see you soon.
Krewe of Wrecks 2020 Court
Captain; Art Parrish
First Mate; Susie Mardis
Ships officers; Paula Burns &
Ships officers; Kim Hogan &
Deck Hands : Harry Hewson &
Photo by Island Time
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40th Anniversary Ball Fbruary 2020
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King and Queen of Coma
Ted Dampier and Lynda Knell
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