The Krewe of Lyra, based in Covington, Louisiana, is a coed social networking organization and Mardi Gras krewe established in 2010, whose Stargazing Society, the parading members of the Krewe, made their debut at their inaugural Mardi Gras Ball and Parade in Mandeville on February 5, 2011.
The Krewe is thrilled to represent the new fusion of Mandeville and Covington in its unique Coed organization. The Krewe maintains a positive presence in the Northshore Community, a progressive outlook in the Mardi Gras community, and welcomes creative thought while supporting the attributes of altruism and compassion.
The Krewe welcomes new Social Members for the 2015 Mardi Gras season, and Lyra’s 2014-2015 focus is on their Fifth Anniversary year and a Star struck Celebration at The Tableau Ball set for January 17th 2015. The 2015 Theme is “Lyra Through The Looking Glass ~ The 5th Anniversary Celebration”, and the Grand Marshall, for this amazing year is Marcia Ball, who will of course be performing at the Ball on January 17th 2015. For this Historical year, Lyra relives its history, and forgoes the Parade, devoting their energy to an Epic Ball, including a Spectacular Royal Court and Tableau Celebration.
The Krewe’s mission is Fun, Friendship and Festivity. Lyra is The Northshore's Premier Coed Mardi Gras Krewe, and a networking association. The Krewe is dedicated to positively assisting individuals whose lives are impacted by mental illness. The Krewe has forged an alliance with NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) and Board members have participated in functions in the community with similar goals on behalf of the Krewe. We also encourage members to contribute available resources and energy toward the same endeavors.