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Krewe of Boo names entrepreneur Sidney Torres king of 2015 parade

Torres named king of Krewe of Boo's 2015 parade. Torres named king of Krewe of Boo's 2015 parade.
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The Krewe of Boo will roll down the streets of the French Quarter the weekend before Halloween with Sidney Torres IV as its king. 

"I've been asked to ride in a number of parades, but when I was invited to be king of the Krewe of Boo I jumped at the opportunity because it rolls through our beloved French Quarter," said Torres.

Earlier this year, Torres created a smartphone app to help people report suspicious activity, after a wave of crime in the French Quarter. 

"Sidney has been cleaning up the streets of the French Quarter for a long time. First it was trash, and now it's crime," said Krewe Captain Brian Kern. "We are proud to honor Sidney for all he's done for the French Quarter and the city by naming him King of the Krewe of Boo."

To celebrate Torres' reign, the Krewe of Boo will host the first ever King's Party on Fulton Street from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 24. The event is free and open to the public and will feature performances by Rockin' Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters and Amanda Shaw.

The Krewe of Boo rolls through the French Quarter starting at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 24. 

It will begin at Elysian Fields Ave. and Decatur Street and roll through the French Quarter ending at Mardi Gras World for the Monster Mash. 

Click here for a complete map of the parade route and information on Monster Mash tickets. 

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