About Us 
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 
Francis Flentroy
Mike Flentroy
Carl Pierson
Linda Holden
Saundra Bigham
Fred Moss IV
Wanda Flourry
Jerome Scroggins
Lyndon B. Johnson

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
King I: James Pannell
Queen I: Mattye Moss
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.
Queen II: Verna Norris
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
Captain II: Carl Pierson
King III: Billy Casey
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
Captain II: Carl Pierson
King IV: Lester Rainey
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
Royal Court V:
King V: Garfield Johnson
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:
King VI: Dan Wimberly
Queen VI: Patricia Casey
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
King IX: Layne Chenevert
Queen IX: Barbara Bryant
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
Riverview Hall.