Corps du Cavalier
Krewe of Krazo
Mary & Tony Poppovac
Lamont Richie & Steve Roberson
Cornerstone Bank --
Gaskins Cabin Restaurant --
Lisa McMahon and Bert Jones
Turpentine Creek, Inc. –
Scott and Tanya Smith
St. Elizabeth Church –
Rod and Phyllis McGuire
Corps du Cavalier
The Corps du Cavalier was formed in 2010 as the formal arm of the Krewe of Krazo to perpetuate Eureka Gras for all time and to officiate over some of the prime events that make up the 10-day Carnival Gala.
The "Corp du Cavalier" is limited to 16 with 11 members having committed to 3 years of minimum enrollment. Each has the option of being Lifetime members of the Corps.
Each Cavalier (Corporate, Institute, Agency, or Individual) is assessed $500 to cover the cost of a table at the Coronation Ball and a table at the Hookers and Jokers Ball. These “Cavaliers” are entitled to be members of the Royal Court — either a Duke or a Duchess — a Duke or Duchess may serve more often than just once. Or they may select anyone of their choosing to represent them for each year's Royal Court.
Future Kings and Queens will first be chosen from the Cavaliers; if none, then drawn from past Royal Court members; if none, then drawn from those guests who have participated in the past; if none, then by decision of the Captain.
In a formal election, Scott Smith was elected president, Steve Roberson was elected Treasurer and Captain Dan Ellis remains in the position as Secretary.
Mission Statement — Krewe of Krazo
"Corps du Cavalier"
It is the intent of the organizers to appreciate Eureka Springs as holding year-round events with “Eureka Gras” being an element of local citizenry participation in addition to local businesses with the inclusion of neighboring communities being involved.
Within the next few years, “Eureka Gras” will become the anchor for a Super Mardi Gras celebration in the Ozarks comprising not just NW Arkansas but the adjoining states.
As in the case of Mardi Gras along the Gulf Coast states of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, the celebration is a Carnival of a myriad of activities that are spread over a calendar period from January 1 through February and sometimes to include March — making those areas prime destination targets for tourism during the Winter Season.