METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - The Krewe of Little Rascals starts at noon on Sunday, Jan. 24 near the corner of Eldorado St. and Woodlawn Ave. in Metairie. It turns on Houma Blvd. and heads toward Veterans Memorial Blvd. The parade turns east and ends near Martin Behrman Ave.
The Krewe of Little Rascals is America's longest running, most flamboyant children's Mardi Gras Krewe in Carnival history. "Today's Little Rascals are Tomorrow's Leaders and Our Hope for the Future". This is the motto of the Krewe of Little Rascals, a non-profit organization named after Hollywood's most famous kids group.
We are a youth oriented traditional Mardi Gras Ball and Parade, with members ranging in age from 2 – 18, founded in 1983 and patterned after the adult carnival clubs. The Krewe was a vision of a couple who believed that the Carnival Spirit of the old New Orleans should live and breathe through our youth, as well as through our adults.
The Krewe was built with the intention of promoting the qualities of leadership and self esteem in our young members and fellowship among our families. Little Rascals is comprised of both parent sponsored members and individual/corporate sponsored members. We believe that children should be children and ALL children should have the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential regardless of race, religion or economic background.