The Krewe of Gemini-Gulfport, MS
In 2016, The Krewe of Gemini will be proudly celebrating its 48th Carnival Season and we invite you to join us as we present this year’s theme “Bollywood”. Founded in 1969, the Krewe of Gemini serves as the official Krewe for the city of Gulfport and is comprised of members from across the Mississippi Gulf Coast; as well as other parts of the state, as well as Alabama, Florida, Texas & Louisiana.
While the Krewe of Gemini is indeed a Mardi Gras Organization, we are also an organization that believes in giving back to the community. We pride ourselves in being a family oriented Krewe and do so by providing two “Family Friendly” Mardi Gras parades to the citizen and many visitors of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Gemini is the only carnival Krewe providing two parades and work diligently to ensure that these parades are fun & safe for not only the citizens of Gulfport but the entire Gulf Coast and our visiting guests.
Each year the Krewe of Gemini provides scholarships to graduating High School seniors living in Harrison County, awarding 2- $1,500 scholarships this year. The Krewe royalty and members are also actively involved with the Veteran Administration and local nursing homes and participate in their Mardi Gras festivities.
Gemini is proud to support many worthwhile charitable organizations. Among these are these are the Harrison County Family Court Shelter, Ronald McDonald House, USO, Feed My Sheep and the Women’s Shelter for Non-Violence to mention a few. The community we live in is very important to our members as we participate in the City of Gulfport Christmas Parade, Veteran’s Parade, Mardi Gras in the park, CPF Fest & the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.
All of our philanthropic work is supported through fundraisers like our annual drawdown and the generosity of our own membership.
2016-2017 Board Members
President: Dennise Ward
Vice President: Chase Moses
Treasurer: Mike Schlett
Secretary: Patty Ferguson
Ball Captain: Shellie Moses
Parade Captain: Melissa D’Angelo
Trustees: Jim King, Sylvia Marengo, Cecile Scialdone, Brandon Study, Kathleen Talley
“Laissez les bons temps rouler” since 1969