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 16 at 2 p.m. The theme will be Celebrating 1999, a tribute to their founding 20 years ago. King Butch and Queen Samantha will lead the parade of six floats, built by the group. The Grand Marshal will be Ed Detiege, chaplain of American Legion Post 250.