ORIGINS OF KREWE
In 1856, six young Mobile natives saved the New Orleans Mardi Gras by forming the first KREWE. The Mistick Krewe of Comus, coined the word "krewe" and established several Mardi Gras traditions by forming a secret Carnival society, choosing a mythological namesake, presenting a themed parade with floats and costumed maskers, and staging a tableau ball. The men beautified the celebration and proved that it could be enjoyed in a safe and festive manner.
Here in Roswell, the KREWE of Voilà was formed in the summer of 2015 at Voilà Salon. This extraordinary group of volunteers presented the Inaugural Roswell Mardi Gras Ball - Bowties & Pearls, on February 6, 2016, and raised over $100,000 for two worthy causes! This amazing KREWE is now organizing the 2nd Annual Roswell Mardi Gras Ball - Bourbon & Boas:
The Krewe of Voilà 2017
Manuela Davis ~ Scott Law ~ Margie Powell
Amy & Robert Rios
Liz & Guy Scull