Spotlight On Mardi Gras: The Krewe Of Aesclepius [AUDIO]
Traditionally known as the ‘medical’ krewe of the Ark-La-Tex, the Krewe of Aesclepius has members from every area of industry.
Being in the medical industry used to be a requirement for membership, but now, non medical industry individuals can join Aesclepius. In fact, Aesclepius boasts the lowest membership dues in the area. They’d love to have you come out this Saturday night and get to know the krewe at the Grand Bal Saturday night at the CenturyLink Center. Tickets are $50 and it’s black tie.
The krewe is also known as being the ‘childrens’ krewe by hosting an annual children’s parade at Pierre Bossier Mall on Fat Tuesday. In addition, their bals are renown for their elaborate collar pieces and pageantry.
Aesclepius is active in the community and hosts the annual Upstate Partyon Fat Tuesday prior to the bridge closing at midnight. Find out more about the Krewe of Aesclepius by listening to what Aesclepius representative Johnny Winchel had to tell us below!
Interview with Johnny Winchel from the Krewe of Aesclepius Part 1 2014
Interview with Johnny Winchel from the Krewe of Aesclepius Part 2 2014