First year membership was approximately 70 members and 20 youth sponsored from the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital, a facility for emotionally and physically abused youth. Today we average approximately 250+ members, with a percentage coming from agencies that serve physically and emotionally challenged children.
Originally the Krewe Ball was held in an outlying Civic Center. In 1992, we moved to the New Pontchartrain Center near New Orleans International Airport. The original Court costumes were sewn by Maureen Spittler and the Krewe costumes were made by Mrs. Raelene Hill and the Krewe parents.
When the Krewe began, there were only 3 Krewe floats plus the royal floats. From 1983 to 1988, the parade rolled out of Lafrenier park in Metairie and traveled only a little over 3 miles. Since 1989, the parade’s length and the crowd’s size required a move to the traditional 4-mile parade route along Veterans Boulevard used by the adult Krewes. Now our parade has 17-20 floats each year, including Court floats, Krewe floats and a specially designed float for handicapped riders.
|1984||Little Rascals Go To The Circus||1985||Salute Pets From Around The World||1986||Salute Space Adventures|
|1987||Little Rascals Love A Parade||1988||Things That Go Bump In The Night||1989||Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler|
|1990||Little Rascals Read The Classics||1991||Little Rascals Do The French Quarter||1992||Liitle Rascals Salute Broadway|
|1993||A Dream Come True||1994||Celebrate Music, Music, Music||1995||Little Rascals Sports Odyssey|
|1996||Salutes Friends In Uniform||1997||Little Rascals Go To College||1998||Pride In Our Past, Faith In Our Future|
|1999||Little Rascals Around The World||2000||One Moment In Time||2001||Little Rascals Cajun Odyssey|
|2002||Proud To Be An American||2003||Salute The Louisiana Purchase||2004||Little Rascals Go Texan|
|2005||Little Rascals Explore Legends||2006||Little Rascals Celebrate New Orleans||2007||Little Rascals Celebrate New Orleans Music|
|2008||Little Rascals Go On Vacation||2009||Sights And Sounds Of America||2010||Little Rascals Love A Story Book|
|2011||Little Rascals Explore Their Hearts Desires||2012||Little Rascals Explore Careers||2013||They Said It Couldn’t Be Done|
|2014||Little Rascals Explore The Middle Ages||2015||Little Rascals Look Back 32 Years||2016||Little Rascals Love To Dream|