2018 Parade Winners

Our 2018 Parade winners are as follows:

Overall Winner: Fort Walton Beach Mardi Gras Club

Commercial:
1st Place: Century 21
2nd Place: Navarre Properties
3rd Place: Wild Willie’s Adventure Zone

Community:
1st Place Fort Walton Beach Mardi Gras Club
2nd Place:  VFW Club
3rd Place: Navarre Animal Hospital

Walking:
1st Place: Navarre High School Jr. ROTC
2nd place:  Time to Dance

Large Floats:
1st Place: Krewe of Bowlegs
2nd Place: Mayoki Indians
3rd Place:  Krewe de Pez

Golf Carts: 
1st and 2nd Place:  Navarre Beach Golf Club
3rd place:  Springhill Suites

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IT’S MARDI GRAS SEASON!

 From the sheriff’s department: HEADS UP!!!

This Saturday is the Navarre Krewe of Jesters Mardi Gras Parade. The parade is from 1-4pm.

HOWEVER, the Navarre Causeway will be closing at 11am.

So arrive early or leave the beach early, because you will not be let across after it closes.

Update January 29: The Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office has announced that the bridge will close at 11 am.

Parade chairman Wayne Hall will be live on 1620 am news radio Thursday Feb 1 at 10 am. Be sure to tune in!

January 28 Update: We recommend that vehicles with parade spectators cross the bridge by 10:30 am. Our experience is that after 10:30 am it is very crowded and slow.  We expect a large crowd this year, so the bridge may close before noon, at the discretion of the sheriff’s department. 
Our 32nd annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade will take place on Saturday, February 3, at 1 pm on Gulf Boulevard.  The parade starts at Arkansas Street, heads east on Gulf Blvd and ends at the state park. We’ve got a great lineup of floats and groups marching with us this year!  Be sure to join us for the best family friendly Mardi Gras celebration in the Panhandle!

The bridge closes early – whenever the sheriff’s department decides that it is necessary.  It usually closes around noon, but sometimes they close it earlier to incoming traffic.  Please be sure that you get there early. Bring chairs, snacks for the kids, and plan to make it a fun filled day!

Please note that Food Vendors will not be permitted during the parade this year. 

Our Mardi Gras Ball will take place the week before on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Navarre Conference Center.  It’s formal, and it’s fun! Tickets are $35 each.  For more information, please see our Facebook page, or contact us at contact@nkoj.org

Here’s our 2018 Royalty! Left to Right: Charlene Tremor (Lester the Jester), Darrell Bailey (Grand Marshall), Rochelle Greenway (Queen of Hearts), Debbie Carrier (2018 Queen) Rick Tremor Jr (2018 King)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get Ready for 12th Night

Our 12th Night celebration will be held Saturday, January 6 at 6 pm at the Navarre Elks Lodge.  Come join us as we crown our new royalty for 2018!

Come start the Mardi Gras season with us! This is the beginning of Mardi Gras, as we crown our royalty and get ready to celebrate the season! Great food, great entertainment, dancing, and fun! Tickets are $15 each, see any Jester for tickets or send us a message.

Duck Derby and Pirate Bash a Success!

Ready to race those lucky ducks! Pictured: Debbie Carrier, JoAnn Loftin, LeAnn Whichard

A big THANK YOU to all who made our recent fundraisers, the Duck Derby and the Pirate Bash a success!  We know how to put the FUN in FUNdraising!  The Krewe raises funds to present the annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras parade and to award a scholarship to a deserving Navarre High School senior. |

Check out some great videos of the events on our Facebook page

Duck Derby Winners:
1st Place: Rebecca Haystack
2nd Place: Celeste Bishop
3rd Place: Duane Goodman

Mullet Toss Winners:
Men – PJ
Boys 11-17 Michael
Women: Lakin
Girls 11-17 Regan (5 YEARS IN A ROW!)

Age 10 and under – Stevie

NKOJ Reaches Out to Help With Hurricane Harvey Relief

NKOJ Hurrican relief – one of four trucks sent to Houston. Pictured are Debbie Carrier, LeAnne Whichard, JoAnn Loftin, and Charlene Tremor

The Navarre Krewe of Jesters was happy to assist with Hurricane Harvey relief by collecting essential items to go to Texas for distribution among those affected by the devastating floods.  We know full well in this area what it is to survive a hurricane catastrophe!

We sent 4 truckloads to Texas carrying items donated by people from Navarre and the surrounding communities.  A big shout out to squadrons at Hurlburt field and our local military who have ongoing collections.  We were happy to carry some of their items.

A special thank you to 87 Garage for hosting the drop off and to Aitkens On Demand Lawn Care for loaning us the trailers.

This is really how you let the good times roll – or at least the better times ahead….

Our 2017 Parade Winners!

Here are the 2017 Mardi Gras Winners by each category:

COMMERCIAL: 
Century 21
American Pride Lawn Care
Navarre Properties

COMMUNITY:
Navarre Krewe of Misfits
Fort Walton Beach Mardi Gras Club
Krewe of Karribbean

LARGE FLOATS:
Krewe of LaFitte
Krewe of Bowlegs
Krewe of Mayoki Indians

WALKING NON-MOTORIZED
Navy JRROTC
Time to Dance

DECORATED GOLF CARTS
#27
#25
#19

BEST OVERALL
Navarre Krewe of Misfits

Third Annual Pirate Bash a HUGE Success!

CAN THIS KREWE THROW A PARTY OR WHAT?????

13932702_10154257653351832_2959526043280433382_n13935146_10154257652376832_1804486442511088777_nWe had so much fun last night at our Pirate Bash, partying and pillaging at the Conference Center with nearly 200 of our favorite scalawags. Many thanks to our DJ, Steve Hall, and to Krewe members LeAnn Whichard and Debbie Carrier and the whole committee who put this fabulous event together.

YE BE WARNED! WE”RE DOING IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR

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Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Winner, Ian McCullough

Ian McCullough
2016 NKOJ scholarship winner Ian McCullough with his parents Pat and Amy, NKOJ President Charlene Tremor, and Scholarship Chair Catherine Goss

Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship winner, Ian McCullough.  Ian will be attending the University of South Alabama in the fall, and will pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  His goal is to be a flight nurse.  We are so proud of him, and glad to support him on his way to a great future. We thank him and his parents for stopping by our June meeting so we could applaud him!