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"GREATNESS FROM SMALL BEGINNINGS"

  The Krewe of Sir Francis Drake is an Elite Gasparilla Parade Krewe offering an Elevated Experience in Krewe Life.   


 Winner of YMKG 2018 parade of pirates Krewe's division award. The first krewe EVER to do so in their first year.


 In 2018 The Krewe of Sir Francis Drake's "Treasure Chest" became the very first ADA Compliant parade float in US History!

 

 Our krewe was recognized and awarded the "Accessibility for All: Outstanding Accessible Places For People" Award by Hillsborough County, ADA-American Disabilities Association and Karen Jacobs-TAMPA-HILLSBOROUGH ALLIANCE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.



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Tampa’s Elite Gasparilla Krewe!


Tampa’s Elite Gasparilla Krewe of Sir Francis Drake is an Adventurer & Privateer Parade Krewe preparing to invade the streets of Tampa and Ybor City every upcoming Gasparilla Parade Season. The Krewe of Sir Francis Drake is registered as a Florida Not For Profit 501C3 Corporation. We are a Gasparilla Krewe supported by membership dues and parade guest fees. The KOSFD is looking forward to participating in the these parades for 2019:

The Gasparilla Children’s Parade

The Gasparilla Parade of Pirates

The Knights of Sant’ Yago Illuminated Knight Parade

The Rough Riders St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Hernando Desoto Parade (2nd Largest in Florida)

Veterans Day Parade

Santa Fest


The Krewe of Sir Francis Drake and it’s Members support many charitable organizations including:

Shriners Hospitals for Children

FRIENDS with Down Syndrome West Florida

Big Buddy League Pasco - Special Needs Baseball

St.James UMC ADT Program for youth with autism

US Marines Toys for Tots Tampa Bay

Diversity Action Coalition Inc - Supporting disabled veterans

Paralyzed Veterans Association and DAV


Message from our queen,

"From day 1 there are 6 ladies who went above and beyond from the end of 2017 when we had nothing but a name, thru out all of 2018, (15 ) long hard emotional months from building the float, , decorating the float, to fundraising, to recruiting, to donating food for events,bringing hot coffee on cold days and cold nights on Christmas Eve 2017 and Christmas day 2017, NYE 2017 and NY day 2018, we all gave up our holiday to work, when we were out here trying to complete the building of the float,in a hard push of could we make it.... supplying liquor for the bar, prepping for the parades, even when we didn't have a float yet, helping plan future events,holding events to raise monies, Helping us grow, Promoting all we did, attending all events, just plainly went above and beyond with fundraising events to get us thru our first year,This was a solid group effort to get it all done, These Ladies have been chosen to be our 2019 Queen's Court. 


Awards and Formal Recognition will be presented at the January 5th Mandatory meeting,


 Thank you, Ladies, for all you have done in 2017 and 2018, All of your efforts are so Greatly Appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your Love, Your loyalty, Your Trust, Your efforts your pride in all we did thru out the year !!!!! xoxoxo So Proud of you all !!!


Congratulations to Our 2019 Queen's Court :

Linny Diez

Sasha Manansingh

Vashty Motee

Sharon Pope

Kimi Anderson Ramey

Laurie Pusztai"

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