The Krewe of Hercules will roll at 6 p.m. Friday, the first major parade of Houma-Thibodaux's Mardi Gras celebration.
The largest krewe in Terrebonne and Lafourche, its 750 male members will roll 29 floats under the theme “Hercules Celebrates the Saints.” Marching bands from H.L. Bourgeois and Ellender high and Evergreen Junior High will participate.
Founded in 1983, the krewe held its tableau tonight at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center.
Parade route: Traditional west Houma route starts at Southland Mall, heads down Park Avenue and turns right onto Hollywood Road, left onto Main Street and right onto Barrow Street, ending at the Town Hall banquet hall at Bond Street.
Grand marshals: New Orleans Saints mascots Sir Saint and Gumbo the Dog.
King: Michael Dardar Sr. of Houma. A member of the United Houma Nation American Indian tribe, Dardar owns Polar Aut-O-Air automobile air-conditioning service. He and his wife, Eunice, have been married 30 years and have three children -- Michael Jr., Erica and Matthew. A member of Hercules since 1999, Dardar has served in many leadership positions within the club.
Captain: Krewe founder S.P. LaRussa.
Ball captain: Mark Pitre.
Captain of the royal court: Michael LaRussa.
Pages: Annabelle Marie Adams, Zachary Joseph Adams, Emily Rae Boudreaux, Jordan Paul Gros, Madison Claire Naquin.
Dukes: Sean Boudreaux, Brent English, William Hadaway, Randy Landry, Robert Lirette, Curtis Marcel, Tony Martinez, Joshua Naquin, Anthony Roussell, Michael Thibodaux, Joshua Use’, Harold Walker Jr.,
Goddesses: Destiny Berrun, Claire Brower, Tayler Busselle, Jordyn Charpentier, Cassie Dardar, Skyler Duplantis, Kristin Dupre, Dayla-Rae Huggins, Bailey Kramer, Korryn Landry, Kristen Lirette, Tayler Turner.