Order of the Rolling River

Geographically, between Dauphin Island and downtown Mobile, there's a lot of territory.

Within that area is the Order of the Rolling River, a smallish band of folks established in 1999 and proudly committed to putting on a Mardi Gras parade and ball for their part of the world: south Dauphin Island Parkway.

The Order will roll this year on February 12 at 2 p.m. The theme will be Essential Heroes. King Clinton and Queen Mary will lead the parade of eight floats, built by the group.