Congratulations to our 2019 Royal Hairs!
His Royal Highness Otis Milner Grand Duke Rascal DiTommaso Duke Liddle Schofield Duke Lafitte Maghan Scepter bearer to his Majesty KING Mardi Paws XXV “KiKi” Geoghegan-Carpenter
A Very Special Thanks to: Camp Bow Wow Covington for their TOP DOG sponsorship of our regal King, Dr. Liza Ledet and Mandeville Animal Hospital for sponsoring her
client Rascal as Grand Duke, TV Personality Kinsey Schofield for sponsoring Duke Liddle, Kay Maghan with Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism, and Dr. Ashley
Geoghegan (Dr. G) and VetNaturally for sponsoring the King's Scepter Bearer!
2019 Monarchs, Marshals, Mascots & Royal Hairs
K-9 Echo, STPSO
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Department’s K-9, Echo, is a 3-yr old lab trained in illegal narcotic detection. Working with the Highway Enforcement Unit they concentrate on interdicting traveling criminals primarily on the interstate systems in
St. Tammany Parish.
Fun fact: Echo is bilingual.
The Oui Dats ...
A power house marching club embracing all types of women!!
Based in New Orleans, the organization was established to promote camaraderie and fellowship among members and to perform charitable, philanthropic, and community-service activities in order to improve the quality of life in our community.
They strive to preserve and promote Mardi Gras traditions and heritage and to help raise money for local charities.
A big thanks to these awesome ladies for joining us at Mardi Paws this year!!
The Mande Milkshakers will be "serving up shakes" at the tail end of the Mardi Paws parade ensuring your parade experience will be good to the last drop!
The Mande Milkshakers aim to promote physical and emotional fitness by bringing women together, staying active, encouraging camaraderie, embracing our shapes and having fun!
The Mande Milkshakers have partnered with The Miracle League Northshore to support the facilitation of organized sports for disabled children - We can't wait to see these gals at the parade!
MATT DAVIS - 2019 Celebrity Monarch
Matt Davis, currently starring in The CW’s series Legacies (airs Thursdays 9cst) will reign as our Celebrity Monarch of the 2019 parade!
Often recognized for playing Warner, Reese Witherspoon’s jerkish ex-boyfriend who everyone loved to hate in Legally Blonde, Davis is one of only few characters to have appeared on The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and Legacies, playing one character through the three series that has captivated audiences worldwide for the last decade. The first season of this high-stakes CW series “Legacies” premiered on October 25, and has already been renewed for a second season. The thrilling new drama tells the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted with Alaric Saltzman (Matt Davis) as headmaster. And despite all the responsibility on his shoulders, he hasn't lost his signature snark. Or enviable hairdo.
Davis has also starred in numerous films including Blue Crush and Tigerland; had a recurring role on the CBS police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Sean Yeager, and stints on other TV shows like What About Brian.
Mardi Paws is thrilled Davis will be
Leading our PACK this year!
PIERRE THE PELICAN
and his performers
WOW the crowds!
2019 Grand Marshal
The Super Krewe for K-9's will be celebrating this real-life Super Hero who has done amazing things in raising awareness and funds for Diamond Blackfan Anemia, a rare bone marrow syndrome which Audrey has. Audrey is an internet and social media sensation whom viewers might recognize from her appearances on the “Rachael Ray” show. She’ll bring that enthusiasm to the parade route and will likely bow-wow the crowd. Audrey has her own dog, Leo, plus a few cats and lots of love on social media! You can find her on Facebook at:
Audrey's DBA Photo Booth
Please consider donating for a cure!
Supporting Audrey at the parade will be
Grammy winner Steven Battey, co-founder of SINGING FOR SUPERHEROES, a superhero music company that musically motivates and inspires kids as they overcome illness or disability. Life's Beautiful, written by Battey for their video featuring Audrey, has been viewed over
50 million times. Battey has written for some of the biggest artists in the world including Justin Bieber, Madonna, Flo-Rida, Bruno Mars, among others. He has been Grammy nominated 4 times and won his first Grammy in 2011!
WHO YOU GONNA CALL? LOUISIANA GHOSTBUSTERS!
You won’t be able to miss this group or their signature “ride” out at Mardi Paws! Be sure to stop by and take a photo! This fan-created public service and Ghost Corps-approved Ghostbusters franchise likes to trade smiles and goodwill to help the community and we’re very appreciative they’ve chosen to lend a PAW to our non-profits, the Ian Somerhalder Foundation and Scott’s Wish! They’ll be located near the Reviewing Stand at the intersection of Lamarque Street and Lakeshore Drive.
Their Royal Highnesses, Mardi Paws XXV...
King "Otis" Milner & Queen "Allison" Skaggs
The FUR was FLYING at MedVet’s Meeting of the Court! The PAWTY celebrated the Announcement of the 2019 ROYAL HAIRS!
Everyone had their SUPER HERO on in honor of the SUPER PAWS theme celebrating 25 years of parading.
Special Thanks to Bak Rizaev of Bach Imagery for his wonderful photographs!
Drum Roll please, and a Special Toast to:
Her Royal Highness Allison Skaggs Lady in Waiting Edie Schofield Maids “Sachi” and “Ti” White-Schoen Scepter Bearer to her Majesty
QUEEN Mardi Paws XXV Bigly McClain
A Very Special Thanks to: MedVet - Leading Specialty Healthcare for Pets (Mandeville & New Orleans) for their TOP DOG sponsorship of our regal Queen, TV Personality Kinsey Schofield for our beautiful Lady in Waiting Edie, Susan White & Nanette Schoen with Artmasters Screen Printing for sponsoring Maids "Sachi and Ti", and Fox 8
morning show producer Chris McClain for sharing "Bigly"!
Meet DIVA aka The Joker, the Villain of our Super Hero Krewe!
A Very Special Thanks to PetSuites Northshore for their TOP DOG parade sponsorship of our Krewe's Captain, DIVA, aka the Joker!
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