Z Krewe Committees
See list of Committees, their members and what they do below.
Pancake Day Committee
The Pancake Day Committee does one thing and one thing only -- they cook pancakes! And they do it well! This is an event that gets more and more Zanies out of bed each year. They discover that getting up before dawn to mix, pour, cook, and clean up is just the beginning of the festivities and fun on the final day of the Mardi Gras season. Plus, all the food not eaten is donated to a local charity!
Following the pancake breakfast, the Zanies then go for a little rest and relaxation involving Mimosas and Bloody Marys!
Z Krewe’s Pancake Day Committee, Royalty, and other Zanies will carry on the worldwide Mardi Gras tradition born in 1445 in Olney, Buckinghamshire, England, by cooking up a breakfast of pancakes and sausage for the students, parents, and teachers.
The Parade Committee organizes and manages all parades for the Krewe, including the annual Z Krewe Processional, held the second Saturday of each Mardi Gras season by the Krewe.
The annual Zanie Procession is held through the Historic Strand District along Mechanic Street from 25th to 20th and back up the Strand. Hundreds of Zanies throw their "best beads" to the crowds. The parade features bands, military units and zany revelers from other clubs, and is led by Big Daddy and Big Momma followed by King and Queen Zanie and their royal Zoots and Zaftigs.
The Committee is also in charge of running and maintaining the Krewe Float, stored on Galveston Island.
Public Affairs Committee
The Royalty Committee provides direction and support for the King, Queen and members of the Royal Court. The Committee plans and produces three major events the cake cutting ceremony, at which the King, Queen and members of the court are chosen the coronation ceremony, at which the King and Queen are crowned, the court is presented, and the Legazies (children or grandchildren of current members) are presented to the reigning King and Queen; and the royal procession and toasting ceremony during the pre-Zestival procession.
Ways & Means Committee
Z Cares Committee
Z Charity Committee
Members: Kristie Castanie, Sarah Fletcher, Craig Funni, Kelly Gardner, Jan Grizzle, Leon Kaplan, Erika LeGros, Jay LeGros, Jr., Heidi Lutz, David Mulcihy, Hayley Murphy, Margaret Rodriguez, Kristie Schoppe, Evelyn Shem