krewe of the Medea
about the krewe of Medea
The Krewe of Medea is a women’s Krewe which takes its name from the mythical goddess Medea. Medea had the power to create in herself and her appointed the illusion of eternal youth. The Krewe was founded in 1993 by Dawn D’Angelo, Jackie Daenen, Mary Jo Mansour, Kathy Mulcahy, Paula Odom, Christie Phillips, Patty Talambas, and Kim Westerchil, and has 100 members.
Membership in the Krewe of Medea is by invitation and names of potential members are submitted by current members. Those who have been members for at least 1 year are eligible for the Royal Court, and daughters of granddaughters of members are eligible to be Junior Princesses. The Krewe members participate in a variety of social functions throughout the year culminating in a formal masked ball traditionally held in January.
The Krewe of Medea enters its own float in both the Children’s Parade and the Alexandria Mardi Gras Association Parade. The float is decorated with beautiful Grecian maidens clothed in the Krewe’s colors of fuschia and teal and a bust of Medea herself is the centerpiece of the float. The reigning Queen for the year rides at the top of the float wearing a traditional royal mantle of white, trimmed in gold and silver.