The Krewe of Sobek is dedicated to bringing the time-honored traditions and experience of Mardi Gras to the inner city. We are a non-profit, social and charitable organization founded in April 2003. The Krewe’s goals are to support organizations that provide a helpful hand to those in need within our community. Also, to provide fellowship among the members and the community, take part in charitable and non-political civic causes and participate in various parades and celebrations in the Louisiana area.
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April 1, 20039 individuals created new Mardi Gras Krewe in Shreveport August 14, 2003:The Krewe of Sobek was approved by the Internal Revenue September 7, 2003Held its first Coronation, introducing the Captain & Royalty Captain: Francis Flentroy Keeper of Fire I: Elizabeth Pruitt Keeper of Water I: Verna Norris Keeper of Wind I: Edward Hunt Jr. Keeper of Earth I: Lloyd Thompson November 14, 2003Held its first Royalty Party, honoring the Krewe’s royalty December 2003:Held its first Captain’s Party, honoring the Krewe’s captain February 6, 2004:Held its first Ball, “An Evening on the Nile” at the February 7, 2004:1st predominantly African American Mardi Gras Krewe to parade with its own float in the African American History . February 7-24, 2004:Paraded in several other area Mardi Gras parades including Jefferson, TX. February 11-24, 2004:Visited area schools & nursing home facilities in Shreveport including Judson Fundamental Magnet, Summer Grove Elementary, Hillsdale Elementary and others. September 10, 2004:Held its 2nd Coronation, introducing the new Royal Court Captain: Francis Flentroy King II: Edward Hunt, Jr. Keeper of Fire II: Violet Anderson Keeper of Water II: Patricia A. White Keeper of Wind II: Michael Terry Keeper of Earth II: Lyndon B. Johnson November 6, 2004:Paraded in the Grambling State University Homecoming
The Krewe of Sobek has made financial contributions to several local charities.
December 17, 2004:Held its Captain’s & Royalty Party at MacArthur’s in the January 7, 2005:Held its Bal II, “Rio on the Red” at the Shreveport January 8, 2005:Held its 1st Annual Krewe of Sobek Mardi Gras parade in January 21-Febuary 8, 2005:Krewe will be visiting area schools and nursing homes, bringing Mardi Gras to everyone; also paraded in several Hebe in Jefferson TX and Krewe of Highland parade. April 8, 2005:Sobek Membership Mixer held at Club Mabel’s May 20, 2005:2nd Sobek Membership mixer held at Club Mabel’s September 9, 2005:3rd Sobek Coronation at the Shreveport Convention Center Queen III: Johnnye Kennon Keeper of Fire III: Thelma Mason Keeper of Water III: Iris Sherman-Ester Keeper of Wind III: Robert Wyandon Keeper of Earth III: Kenneth Coutee. November 2005:Rolling with the Royalty Trolley Ride. January 13, 2006:3rd Annual Grande Bal, “Wild Wild West” held at the January 14, 2006:2nd Annual Sobek Mardi Gras parade held in the Queensborough neighborhood (predominantly minority) January 16- February 28, 2006:Participated in numerous parades in Northwest LA and June 3, 2006:Participated in the Paint Your Heart Out community September 8, 2006:4th Annual Coronation Queen IV: Saundra P. Bigham Keeper of Fire IV: Rene’ Davis Keeper of Water IV: Lillian Priest Keeper of Wind IV: Kerry Davis Keeper of Earth IV: Christopher White October 29, 2006:Joint event with the Krewe of Harambee at GiGi’s Martini November 17, 2006:Riding with the Royalty with stops at the Providence House and various entertainment stops in Shreveport. January 12, 2007:4th Annual Grande Bal, “All That Jazz” held at the January 13, 2007:3rd Annual Mardi Gras parade held in the Grande Marshal: Mayor Cedric Glover, first African- January 19-February 28, 2007:Participated in numerous parades in Northwest LA and May 25, 2007:Membership Mixer held at Jameson Inn July 15, 2007:Held “Games People Play” tournament at Josh Lounge September 14, 2007:5th Annual Coronation held at the Shreveport Riverview New Captain announced: Fred Moss IV Queen V: Francis Flentroy Keeper of Fire V: Casandra Smith Keeper of Water V: Robin Heggler Keeper of Wind V: Michael Hardman Keeper of Earth V: Steven Hall. November 4, 2007:Held joint event with the Krewe of Harambee at GiGi’s November 12, 2007:Presented check to the Caddo Council of Aging for the November 16, 2007:Riding with the Royalty with stops at the Skybox at Independence Stadium presenting donation checks to both Grambling & Southern Alumni foundations during January 11, 2008:5th Annual Grande Bal, “Sobek Goes to Africa,” held at January 12, 2008:4th Annual Mardi Gras parade held in the Queensborough neighborhood here in Shreveport LA. Grande Marshal: Marshal: Chief Tgobe Asogli II Ewe Tribe of Asogli Traditional Council, Volta Region, Ghana, West Africa (American Name, Ernest Lampkins, 1st African-American January 14-February 5, 2008:Participated in numerous parades in Northwest LA and September 12, 2008:6th Annual Coronation held at Riverview Hall. New Royalty announced: Keeper of Fire VI: Sonya Chandler Keeper of Water VI: Karen Roberson Keeper of Wind VI: Delois Peyton Keeper of Earth VI: Anitra Furlow November 21, 2008:Riding with the Royalty Trolley Ride with stops at local establishments to spread the spirit of Mardi Gras and also a presentation to both the Grambling and Southern Alumni January 9, 2009:6th Annual Grande Bal, theme: “Fairy Tales” held at the January 10, 2009:5th Annual Mardi Gras parade held in the Queensborough Neighborhood in Shreveport LA. Parade Marshals this year were Bernice Whitehurst and Mamie Wallace, Civil Rights workers here in the City of Shreveport. Grande Marshal was the City of Shreveport Police Chief, Henry January 12-February 24, 2009:Participated in numerous parades in Northwest LA and September 11, 2009:7th Annual Coronation held at the Shreveport Riverview Hall. New Captain & Royalty announced Captain IV: Casandra Smith King VII: Diangelo Mahoney Queen VII: Violet Anderson Keeper of Fire VII: Tarmara Flentroy Keeper of Water VII: Tamesha Lane Keeper of Wind VII: Gary Theus Keeper of Earth VII: Willie Heggler November 20, 2009:Riding with the Royalty Trolley Ride held. Visited the Providence House and presented a check to both the Grambling & Southern Alumni chapters at Club Bijoux in Shreveport LA during their annual Pre Bayou Classic January 22, 2010:7th Annual Grande Bal, theme: “Fantastic Voyage” held at Shreveport Riverview Hall. January 23, 2010:6th Annual Mardi Gras parade held in the Queensborough neighborhood in Shreveport LA. Grande Marshal this year February 3, 2010-Participated in numerous parades in Northwest LA February 16, 2010:visited several schools and nursing homes for royalty visits. September 10, 2010:8th Annual Coronation held at the Riverview Hall in Captain IV: Casandra Smith King VIII: Michael Harris Queen VIII: Toni Thibeaux Keeper of Fire VIII: Karen Washington Keeper of Water VIII: Wendy Godwin Keeper of Earth VIII: Joe Gant Keeper of Wind VIII: Eric Scott November 19, 2010:Riding with the Royalty Trolley Ride held. Visited the Providence House and presented a check to both the Grambling & Southern Alumni chapters at Club Bijou in Shreveport LA during their annual Pre Bayou Classic January 21, 2011:“Black Pearls, White Diamonds” Grande Bal VIII January 22, 2011:7th Annual Mardi Gras parade held in the Queensborough Neighborhood with area high school bands, civic & c January 24, 2011-Participated in numerous parades in Northwest LA March 8, 2011:visited several schools and nursing homes for royalty visits. September 9, 2011:9th Annual Coronation presented with the theme: Captain V: Michael Harris Keeper of Fire IX: JoAnna Lester Keeper of Water IX: Myisha Jones Keeper of Earth IX: Michael LaFitte Keeper of Wind IX: Melvin Nelson Sr. November 18, 2011:Riding with the Royalty Trolley Ride held. Visited the January 20, 2012:“Life’s a Masquerade” Grande Bal IX presented at the