The Knights of Nemesis 12th Anniversary Parade is scheduled to hit the streets of St. Bernard on Saturday, February 18 at 1 pm. This year’s parade will feature 19 floats with 22 marching units and 350 riders. Riders will be throwing a special parade T-Shirt, Medallion Beads, Cups and other novelty items.
Also special in this year’s parade is a signature Knights of Nemesis float that will carry our Junior Royalty’s.
The 2017 celebrity guest for the Knights of Nemesis parade is Craig Steltz. He is son of Keith and Linda Steltz. He is from Kenner Louisiana and currently resides in Metairie Louisiana with his wife Lindsay Steltz and his daughter Liv Steltz. Craig graduated from Archbishop Rummel in 2004 and went on to play football at Louisiana State University and won a National Championship in 2007. He was then drafted by the Chicago Bears (2008-2014). This summer Craig finished his Bachelor’s degree in Business from Louisiana State University. Craig is honored to be a part of the Knights of Nemesis this carnival season.
Mr. Edward John Robin, Sr. will assume the privilege to reign as Royal Knight over the Knights of Nemesis in St. Bernard Parish for Mardi Gras 2017. Mr. Robin, lovingly known by all who are dear to him
as Doogie Robin, was born in New Orleans on March 9, 1926, ninety years ago. He elected St. Bernard Parish as his home for the entirety of his life, where he presently continues to reside in the picturesque
bayou community of Yscloskey, Louisiana. Mr. Robin is a well-known and respected figure in St. Bernard Parish. He founded a concrete establishment in the southeast region that has thrived to carry out the pride of the seafood industry for four generations. In 1947 and with meager beginnings, young Robin harvested local waters to found Robin’s Seafood. Approaching seventy years later, his thriving company continues to provide some of the freshest Louisiana oysters cultivated and harvested anywhere in the south. Retired now, Doogie’s sons perpetuate the reputation of Robin’s Seafood at the same location in the lazy, Spanish-moss-adorned Yscloskey bayous, rich in natural resources, rich in heritage. At the age of seventeen, Mr. Robin joined the United States Navy and courageously served our country aboard the USS Neville in the Pacific during World War II. Anyone who has ever had the gracious experience of meeting or knowing Doogie Robin will say that truly he is one of the most loving, kind hearted and caring people ever to welcome a guest into his home. At ninety, this rock of the community continues to navigate himself to run his own errands and visit family. If ever you have an opportunity to make your way to Yscloskey, don’t be surprised to find Doogie with a fishing pole in his hand and a warm smile on his face.
The Knight’s of Nemesis are proud to announce Amanda Impastato as Goddess Nemesis XII. She is the daughter of Jesse and Suzanne Shaffer. She is from Braithwaite, Louisiana and currently resides in Metairie, Louisiana with her husband, Anthony Impastato and daughters, Giana and Bella. Her father, Jesse III is currently on the Nemesis board along with her brother, Jesse IV serving as a member. Amanda graduated high school in 2004 from Archbishop Hannan High School and received her Bachelors degree in Education from the University of New Orleans. She currently teaches 4th grade at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Kenner, Louisiana. Amanda is honored to represent this great organization and excited for the 2017 carnival season.
To get more information: Billy Showalter, 504-583-3998 or www.knightsofnemesis.org.
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