Krewe of Barkus Press Release

Media Contact:   Catherine Olivier

New Orleans, LA (1-14-15) — A short time from now in a parallel dimension not so far, far away, the Mystic Krewe of Barkus, the only officially licensed Mardi Gras krewe by and for canines, will take to the streets of the French Quarter for the 23rd year on Sunday, February 8, 2015 to the theme “Bark Wars: Return of the K-9.”

This epic canine event promises to restore order to everyone’s favorite universe by tapping into the force within each krewe member. Let the tails wags like light sabers and paws march like storm troopers on this special day dedicated to canine world domination.

Some members may be more Jabba the Mutt than Yodog or Luke Skybarker, but all are welcome to time travel at warp speed into any character they want. The krewe proudly celebrates all canines and applauds the meek and mighty — and everything in between. Do not doubt the word of the wise one. This galaxy awaits.

Dogs who want to be members of the krewe should get their humans to register on line at www.barkus.org. On parade day, we will be staging the parade, pre-pawty parade and post-pawty parade at Armstrong Park starting at 10:30am. The parade starts promptly at 2pm and follows a 15-block route through the Vieux Carré, stopping at the VIP Reviewing Stand at Good Friends Bar, corner Dauphine and St. Ann, where VIPs (and those who desire to be VIPs) will toast the Royal Court. Curious observers are welcome to come watch the parade.

All proceeds from Barkus, a non-profit organization founded by Wood Enterprises, benefit animal organizations in New Orleans and the Gulf South area. For more information, visit www.barkus.org or e-mail registration@barkus.org.

EQUALITY DISCLAIMER: All dogs are eligible for various levels of membership without regard to their social, educational or family backgrounds. All colors, coat types, tail sizes and body mixes accepted. Cosmetically and non-cosmetically challenged dogs are welcome. Bluebloods and previously homeless dogs encouraged to participate.

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Krewe of Barkus 1000 Bourbon Street Suite 317 New Orleans Louisiana 70116 www.barkus.org