KREWE OF TUCKS CELEBRATES THEIR 2018 50th ANNIVERSARY WITH A SECOND LINE UMBRELLA WALK FOR ALS
Come join the Krewe of Tucks in celebrating their 50th Anniversary and raise awareness for the ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter at their UMBRELLA WALK, on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Audubon Park, Shelter #10. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. and costs a $25 fee which includes an umbrella, food, beer, water, and soft drinks. The UMBRELLA WALK will start promptly at 10:30 a.m. A jazz band will lead the walk and a DJ will be at the shelter. All proceeds from this event will go to ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter.
Krewe of Tucks Captain, Lloyd Frischhertz, is also proud to announce the 2018 50th Anniversary theme of “50 SHADES OF GOLD” this year. The Krewe will be debuting three brand new Tucks Signature Floats including “The Tucks Brothel,” “Funky Uncle,” and an exclusive custom designed animated float that will surely “WOW” children and adults alike, along with a fleet of others carrying over 1600 riders down the New Orleans Uptown Parade Route on Saturday, February 10, at Noon. The Krewe of Tucks 2018 Royalty are KING TUCKS L Abe Stopak and QUEEN TUCKS L Theresa Eure Heingarten.
Known for its National Lampoon style of humor, the Krewe of Tucks began in 1969 as a group of Loyola University students. The club takes its name from Friar Tuck, an uptown pub where two Phi Kappa Theta college students decided to create their own Carnival Krewe after unsuccessfully trying to become white flambeaux carriers. The parade has grown from a small nighttime parade of boats and pick-up trucks into a procession of major proportions. In 1983 the parade became a daytime event and in 1986 the parade route finally stretched to downtown. Even though the club has grown in size and stature to a Super Krewe, Tucks has not lost its sense of potty humor or stylish one-of-a-kind local roots and throws.