Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus is a Tampa Bay organization founded on March 17, 2003. We are a family-oriented Krewe open to both singles and families that participates in multiple community parades and other activities each year. The goal of the Krewe is to promote environmental awareness and conservation through participation and to have fun in the beautiful environment of Tampa Bay. Our two primary charities are the 1Voice Foundation and The Florida Aquarium.
What a blast YMKN had supporting the 4th Annual Trunk Slammers Invitational to benefit the 1Voice Foundation, our primary charity. The event put on by WHAT THE BUC REALLY MATTERS included 4-person scrambles, lunch pre-tourney and an awards reception with dinner following the fun on the course. Fun on the course included long drive contest, closest to the pin, a trick shot artist, a pneumatic golf gun hole, drink stations every four holes, amazing raffle packages and the soon-to-be-famous costume contest.
YMKN had two teams participating in the event as golfers and numerous volunteers supporting the event. Our krewe sponsored a hole featuring an interesting challenge, jello shooters, and a choice of shots for the challenge winners. Sincere thanks to our golfers Leesa Moore, Marshall Jones, Minesh Patel, and Mike Castellari. Also a big thank you to our volunteers Vanessa Morgenstern, Mike Pastore, Karen Garcia-McGowan, Monica Throckmorton, Carol Conn, Igxie and Alberto Rivera!!
It was a terrifically fun day with Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus at the 2018 Gasparilla Children’s Extravaganza Parade. YMKN had 1Voice children, military families, and our own krewe children join us for fun activities and bead throwing. The weather was perfect – not too hot, not to cold. Overall, it was a wonderful day.
Pre-parade fun included food, crafts, games, and face painting.
And then the parade rolled!
Thank you 1Voice, Anthony & Deja McRae, and Sara & Blake Bender for joining us. Also a big thanks to Brian Willis, our Parade Director, and Mary Ann Massolio, the Director of 1Voice, for pulling it all together. Also, a shout out to our Float Chair, Mike Pastore.
What a blast everyone had at Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus’ new event – the Inter-Krewe Booty Fashion Show. Carey Bond was the event idea cheerleader and Dorene Collier of Event Show Productions was the creative and execution force behind a fabulous show.
The actual show cleverly incorporated each and every participating krewe and was fun to watch. Our sincere thanks goes to the following krewes who were all very good sports: Bonney-Read Pirate Queens, Bootlegger Belles and Beaus, The Krewe of Charlotte De Barry, Sultans of Egypt Shriners, Les Belles Femmes & Les Beaux, Krewe of the Nautilus, Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate, Krewe of Shamrock, Krewe of St. Brigit, Thieves of San Lorenzo, and Krewe of Ybor. Lots of fun pictures below:
We also have the opportunity to shop or win raffle items from vendors and businesses that support the krewes and parade season with their productions and services. Our heartfelt thanks go to: Dorcas Dressmaking, House of Avalon, South Tampa Trading Company, Pirate Fashions, and Roberts Meats and Catering who were all on site with us, along with A.Haley, Buccaneer Beads, Damsel in this Dress, Gasparilla Glitz and Glam, Imagine That, Jux-ta-pose Apparel and Studio, LMB Boutique, Sara’s Karma Chic and Sun Groves, INC. All of these business helped to make this first year event quite a success!
Finally, we have to thank our tireless volunteers who worked tirelessly to bring the event together! Many thanks to Michelle McCutchen, Michelle Urbanski, and Carol Conn, of course our Fabulous DJ Lawrence. We also had some wonderful “Day Of” volunteers, including Erin Fiallo, Cheryl Castalleri, Mike Castalleri, Jason Carroll, Paul Quintero, Michelle Whitmire, Nicole McCutchen, Mike Pastore, Mark Williams, and Brian Willis.
We hope everyone can join us next year for our second fabulous event on Nov. 17, 2018.
Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus can’t thank enough Moffitt Cancer Center and Universal Fire Systems. These amazing and supportive businesses made a huge difference as sponsors of the 11th Annual Quest for Hope.
Obviously we would not have a successful event collecting funds to donate to the 1Voice Foundation and the Florida Aquarium without those of you who participated on the scavenger teams and those who volunteered and made the event flow as planned. Our heartfelt thanks goes to all of you!
We are also sincerely grateful to these establishments for their continued support of Quest for Hope! Many partnered with us 11 years ago when we launched Quest. Several are new participants. We appreciate you and could not make this event happen without your support! Many thanks.
Members of Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus assisted the Florida Aquarium to provide fun, food and live music at their stellar Brews by the Bay event. Local breweries from the area provided free flowing beer for guests to enjoy.
Thanks to all of our YMKN volunteers who donated a total of 48 hours of time to this major Florida Aquarium event!