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Detailed descriptions of each IKC Member Krewe.

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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.
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F-Troop, Krewe of

The Krewe of F-Troop Tampa, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to creating a "Brotherhood" among its members and common friendship with other Krewes via social gatherings and sponsored community events throughout the State of Florida and, especially, within the Tampa Bay area. After many years of being a part of the Rough Riders, the "Founding Brothers" of F-Troop Tampa, Inc., Ron Arkay, Joey Aucoin, Steve Aucoin and Randy Conte, along with Mike Edenfield, decided to start the Krewe with a fifty charter member cap which, in turn, allowed the Krewe to control its own direction and identity. The F-Troop theme was adopted from the 60's TV sitcom of the same name which adhered to our renegade attitude that has only grown and thrived into one of the friendliest and most envied Krewes within the Tampa area. In a true sign of unity, each member is given the "title" of Four-Star General so all members know they have an equal say within the Krewe of F-Troop. Due to the overwhelming interest after our first year, we decided to expand the membership cap to seventy-five, where it remains to this day. Over the years, the "Founding Brothers" bought two former fire trucks before deciding upon a third and final one, a 1975 Great Eastern Fire Truck which served as our identity until 2012. In 2013, The F-Troop had to rebuild the old "Fort Courage" after many years of service. With participation from virtually every member of the Krewe, the new and improved "Fort Courage" made its debut on Gasparilla Day 2014. By honoring the original "Fort Courage," the new and improved version retained its "Fort" look and feel but is now four times the size of the old "Fort." It has a full beverage area, his and guests’ bathrooms, a roll down ramp for easy loading and bead bin lockers for fifty Krewe Members. Finally, it is now protected and towed by the "DEUCE," a 2-1/2 ton 1967 Military Kaiser which permanently replaced the old fire truck in 2013. Currently membership is open only to men and is by invitation only. Our goal is to continue promoting the "Brotherhood" of F-Troop while also improving and enriching the lives of the groups we support. Our main charity, since we formed, has been "THE BOYS AND GIRLS Club" of Tampa. To help bring smiles to them we hold an annual BBQ during the month of in December where SANTA, and the Krewe, bring gifts for the kiddies as well as a day of fun. Then once again in January, again since we started as a krewe, we have invited the BOYS and GIRLS club to join us in the Children's Gasparilla Day parade. If you have any questions for or interest in the F-Troop Tampa, Inc. please, do not hesitate to contact us.


Latin American Fiesta Association

Latin American Fiesta Association


Bootlegger Belles and Beaus

Bootlegger Belles and Beaus is a 501c3 charitable organization based off a famous female bootlegger (Gertrude Lythgoe) who lived in the Bahamas during prohibition and sold rum to ships off the Florida coast. But we call her by her bootlegger name, Grace, the Bahama Queen. She was such an integral part of Florida history, and was described as a “truly a wonderful personality, a woman of cultivated tastes, who can talk on books and who travels with the best music in her trunks, and shows such artistic taste in dress.” So, our Troupe has a "speakeasy" theme, with a strong female leadership base. The beaus wear 1920's style suits with vests and fedora hats. The ladies are dressed in flapper attire in either red, black, silver or gold with fish net hose, feather head adornment and dance shoes. The costumes are relatively cheap at round $30 for women and $45 for men. Charleston dance lessons are provided every Monday evening at 6:30 pm, except for the third Monday of each month at the Hugh Strickland American Legion Post 138. Adults lessons cost $20 and children are $5. Each lesson payment goes towards individual dues ($300). Couples dues are $450 and family dues are $500. We accept credit cards. The Krewe members who want to advance in skill level are trained in partnership with our corporate sponsor, Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Tampa, one month prior to parade season. We also host the annual Bootlegger Ball in March to showcase our talent and to raise funds for our primary charity, Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. Join us every third Wednesday of the month at Ciro's Speakeasy for prohibition era signature cocktails. Every level of participation in the Krewe is welcome from walkers who hand out beads to Charleston Stomp Steppers to Arthur Murray choreographed featured dancers. Children over 7 are be able to participate at Children friendly parades and take dance lessons as well as participate in most Krewe events.

Member Krewes

IKC Leadership

IKC Chair

Jamie Lowrance

IKC Vice Chair

Diane Jimenez

IKC Treasurer

Traci Nash

IKC Secretary

Susan Moyers
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All Krewe Events - Next 30 Days

Holiday Happy Hour with the Charlottes

World of Beer - 2878 Providence Lakes Blvd., Brandon, FL 32511 Come one, come all and have a toast with the Charlotte's! Let's ring in the new year with some amazing company and enjoy getting to know each other more and our fellow Krewe families together! *Please RSVP to this event* we hope all our fellow Krewe families can come and join in the Holiday fun! We will be on the Patio so if it is cold please don't forget to bring a jacket or sweater. on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/576474692556527/?ti=icl Contact Shelly Howman 813-300-0759,

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Snowflake Bingo with the Krewe of Alegria

  Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Celebrate Winter, Celebrate Surviving Christmas, Celebrate New Years Eve Early, Celebrate our countdown to Gasparilla! Whatever your excuse, join the Krewe of Alegria at Hamburger Mary's for cocktails, burgers, and BINGO! Dressing as a winter-wonderland character is not required, but strongly encouraged. Prizes for bingo winners and prizes for themed dress: 2 Busch Garden Passes for best female "snowflake" and  2 Busch Garden passes for best male "snowflake." This is not your grandma's Bingo, honey! Proceeds benefit Alegria's Kickin' for Kids, Inc. www.alegriaskickinforkids.com Thank you for your support! www.kreweofalegria.com

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Outback Bowl Post Parade NYE Shenanigans at James Joyce

Krewe of Shamrock & Krewe of Brigadoon ringing in the New Year at James Joyce post-parade celebration. No Cover, Free Champagne Toast, Live Music and much more. There will be a reserved area for all krewes and friends. We will need to know how many are interested.  

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New Year’s Eve Party and Glamp-out at the Egypt Shrine

  New Year’s Eve Party and Glamp-out at the Egypt Shrine   Rock in the New Year in the Oasis Lounge   Starting at 9:00 pm until??   Champagne toast at midnight   Food, fun, cash bar and friends together   Pro DJ for dancing playing All eras of music       Rockin' New Year’s Eve party at the Shrine $25 Individual and $40 per Couple! For those attending our Rockin' New Year’s Eve party we will offer a $5 discount on your Glamp-Site to $20 (Show your Party Ticket at the Door and we will adjust accordingly). That's right for $60 you and your better half can dance the night away knowing your safe and sound inside our Air-Conditioned facility!   Set-up your Glamp-site in the Ala Carte Side. Set up your tent (NO TENT STAKES ALLOWED) bring your mattress or something to sleep on and spend the night. You won’t need to drive home and know you are safe.   Event will end promptly at Noon on January 1st, 2017   Dead line for tickets will be December 14th, 2016 available at the Shrine office at 4050 Dana Shores Drive  Tampa, FL 33634  

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Outback Bowl Post Parade NYE Shenanigans at James Joyce

Krewe of Shamrock & Krewe of Brigadoon ringing in the New Year at James Joyce post-parade celebration. No Cover, Free Champagne Toast, Live Music and much more. There will be a reserved area for all krewes and friends. We will need to know how many are interested.  

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New Year’s Eve Party and Glamp-out at the Egypt Shrine

  New Year’s Eve Party and Glamp-out at the Egypt Shrine   Rock in the New Year in the Oasis Lounge   Starting at 9:00 pm until??   Champagne toast at midnight   Food, fun, cash bar and friends together   Pro DJ for dancing playing All eras of music       Rockin' New Year’s Eve party at the Shrine $25 Individual and $40 per Couple! For those attending our Rockin' New Year’s Eve party we will offer a $5 discount on your Glamp-Site to $20 (Show your Party Ticket at the Door and we will adjust accordingly). That's right for $60 you and your better half can dance the night away knowing your safe and sound inside our Air-Conditioned facility!   Set-up your Glamp-site in the Ala Carte Side. Set up your tent (NO TENT STAKES ALLOWED) bring your mattress or something to sleep on and spend the night. You won’t need to drive home and know you are safe.   Event will end promptly at Noon on January 1st, 2017   Dead line for tickets will be December 14th, 2016 available at the Shrine office at 4050 Dana Shores Drive  Tampa, FL 33634  

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2nd Annual Wreath Social by KOB and KOSS

Once again two amazing krewes hosting a fun evening to kick-off the New Year. This year we will have brewery tours and tasting thanks to 81Bay Brewing Co. More information will be communicated out soon!

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7th Annual Barkarilla - The Pirate Pooch Parade

  The Seventh Annual Barkarilla is a Pirate Pooch Parade with a Purpose as we celebrate the Upcoming Gasparilla Parade Season to Benefit Animal Based Charities, Inc. - a 501(c)-3 Charity assisting over 80 Animal Rescue Organizations of the Tampa Bay Area. 100% of the Proceeds benefit this Great Charity!   Who will win the King and Queen of Barkarilla Contest at Barkarilla?? In addition to the crown and title, these lucky dogs will take home great gift baskets.    No charge for canines, $5.00 for humans! All dogs must be leashed!    In addition:  - Best Pirate Pooch Contest, Pirate and Pirate Pooch Contest, Best Pirate Pooch Krewe, Pirate Pooch Float Contest, Best Old Seadog, Dog, Best Pirate Pup!  - Pirate Pooch Parade begins at 2:30 pm!   - Entertainment by Mr. Bones, Tampa's Premiere Pirate Magician!  - Great Raffles!  - Vendors and Food Trucks!  - Doggy Kissing Booth!  - Pirate Dog Photos!  - Fully Renovated Patio!  - City Parking in the Back of Venue          

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