The Inter-Krewe Council, Inc.
The Inter-Krewe Council's (IKC for short) main purpose is to foster a spirit of cooperation and camaraderie among the member krewes and to provide a forum for information about area parades and other krewe-related activities.About IKC
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Black Pearl, Krewe of the
KOTBP is a not for profit Gasparilla Krewe. We support various charities, annual christmas party for Hillsborough County Foster Children, Best Buddies, Rotary Club, Tampa Charities, Meals on Wheels as well as individuals in need and other krewe events.
Spirit of Cigar City
The Spirit of Cigar City Krewe was founded and organized on May 9, 2006 by John Houseman, Frank Schiavone, Sam Lupo and Irma Lupo along with over 100 Krewe Members. We are a non-profit entity located in Tampa, Florida. The purpose of this Krewe is to honor the history of Ybor City and our diverse heritage, to foster true volunteerism with a specific emphasis on Krewe charities and foster civic pride. We seek to encourage social interaction and friendship among members of diverse economic, social and religious backgrounds, to participate in the activities of the Tampa Gasparilla parade season and other similar activities by invitation. We strive to have as much fun as possible, to develop new friendships, to foster and encourage growth of our Krewe family and to insure that we treat others as we would wish to be treated. Ybor City began when Don Gavino Gutierrez came to Tampa in search of guava trees. Meanwhile, Vincente Martinez Ybor had left Cuba with his workers only to have his cigar factory in Key West burn down. Gutierrez told his friend Ybor about Tampa, and the great possibilities that a port would bring. Ybor bought the 40 acres in 1885, and Ybor City was born. Soon after that, many cigar factories were built and attracted immigrants to come from Cuba to work. They were followed by Spanish, Italian, German, Jewish and many others. Within three short years, Ybor City grew from 700 to 10,000 people. Following the factories came restaurants, shops, coffee houses and social clubs. Ybor City continued to grow over the years, both in population and in history. Many of us in the Krewe are descendants of these immigrants that came to Ybor long ago, and honor their history and their heritage by wearing costumes reminiscent of that time. The men either wear the traditional guayaberas with hats or a bolero jacket or vest with a long sleeve guayabera. The women dress in the typical Flamenco gowns, a bolero jacket or vest with long sleeved white blouse or the peasant dresses of that time. Our Krewe logo is proudly displayed on the back of the guayaberas, vests and jackets. Our float is reminiscent of the old cigar factories that populated Ybor City. It is 40 feet long, 10 feet wide and 11 feet tall. The lower deck houses our full bar, our restrooms, the storage area and our sound system. On the front deck are 2 lampposts similar to those that line historic 7th Avenue in Ybor City and proudly displayed are the flags of the United States, Italy, Spain, Germany, Cuba and Sicily. Members devoted their talents and countless hours into building the float and making it a symbol of Ybor City. Our Krewe motto sums it up best as to what we are truly all about: “Remember, we are nostalgic, colorful and anything but boring!!"
IKC ChairAnne Bartlett
IKC Vice ChairGregg Heggeland
IKC TreasurerCraig Bachler
IKC SecretaryKaren Burns
All Krewe Events - Next 30 Days
Roll the Dice for School Supplies! It’s that time of year when we Roll the Dice to to raise money to buy school supplies for children in need. There will be a great FREE Food Buffet and CASH Bar. We will also have a 50/50 Raffle. Plus, we’ll have some great prizes just for playing. Bring your friends and family! Bring extra school supplies for raffle tickets to win special prizes! It’s only $25.00 per person to join in the fun if paid in advance, $30.00 at the door…proceeds will go to buy school supplies for the kids who really need them…and you’ll have a blast doing something so good! Back to School Bunco Saturday 7/27/19 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Brandon Elks Lodge 800 Centennial Lodge Drive Brandon, Fl 33510 Buy tickets online ($26 per person): Or snail mail a $25 check to: Krewe of Pair O’ Dice, PO Box 975, Seffner FL 33583-975 or pay with credit card at www.pairodicetampa.org Additional supplies needed and collected at the door: Any color/any size expo markers Glue Sticks Crayons Paints Chalkboard Markers Whiteboard Markers Pencils Washable Markers Hand Sanitizer Tissues Zip top bags Wide Ruled spiral notebooks Lined Copy Paper Easle Paper Any size/any color index cards Headphones (preferably the hard, half circle ones but any earpods are greatly appreciated) Backpacks Please RSVP by July 22th so we can make sure there’s plenty of food and space for everyone. Thanks and remember… Life’s a Gamble, Roll With It!Event Detail
Come out and enjoy and evening of Bingo, Brews, and VooDoo! Raffles, 50/50, Prizes and More in support of the VooDoo Chef Foundation!Don't forget to take advantage of VooDoo Chef Catering by pre-odering and enjoying Rock Star VIP Treatment by moving to the front of the line! https://www.facebook.com/events/614419975710568/Event Detail
Calling all Krewe Peeps! Join us at 81Bay Brewery for teh VooDoo Krewe's first Social of the Year! Come out and learn all about all the new happenings for the 2019/2020 Year, reconnect with Krewe members, and meet all the new VooDies joining us! It's never too late to join, so invite all your friends that may be interested...hell invite anyone that may want to come hang out and Party Like Rock Stars with us! It's going to be a great Krewe Year! Take advantage of VooDoo Chef Catering's First Friday Menu by pre-odering and enjoying Rock Star VIP Treatment by moving to the front of the line! https://www.facebook.com/events/383373758972055/Event Detail
Join your Sirens to celebrate a half day of "school". No late passes will be issued so don't be tardy! Check your schedule for classroom times and locations. 50/50 raffle, best costume prizes and a DGT! Follow the Event Link for more information and tickets!Event Detail
Egypt Shriner’s Poker Run Sunday August 11th, 2019 Quaker Steak & Lube 10400 49th St N, Clearwater, FL 33762 Registration –10:30 am First Out –11:30 am Last Bike In: 4:30 pm $10 Donation per Person Everyone Welcome-Bikes, Trikes, Cars, Buses or Limos 1stPlace CASH PRIZE 50/50 Drawing 65” 4K UHD Smart TV Drawing Proceeds are for the benefit of Egypt Shriners activities –First Lady’s Project Payments are not deductible as a charitable ContributionEvent Detail