The Grand Krewe of Ennead is one of ten “Grand Krewes” affiliated with the Carnival Memphis organization (formerly Cotton Carnival). Each Grand Krewe is an autonomous organization, having its own board of directors, executive committee, royalty and members. Ennead is the largest Krewe which generally boasts a membership of 100+ members. Its members are active in Carnival events during Carnival Season as well as their own activities and events throughout the year.
Ennead as a Social Organization: Ennead is a social organization exclusively for singles and is active all year long with at least one major party or event for members each month throughout the year. Parties include a Super Bowl Party, Kentucky Derby Day, Halloween Party, and a Christmas Gala to name a few. Additionally, there are monthly small group activities that appeal to the wide range of interests of our members including dinner group, wine parties, book club, poker night, cultural arts events, ladies night, movie night, seasonal “potluck” dinners, and others. Event locations range from country clubs to members’ private homes.
Ennead as a Charitable Organization: During Carnival Season, Ennead, along with the other Krewes, participates in parties, events and activities that serve as fundraisers for the Children’s Charities Initiative (CCI). The Children’s Charities Initiative assists those who improve the quality of life for children of all ethnic and social backgrounds in Memphis and the Mid-South, and helps spread the spirit of Carnival throughout the community. Each year, different agencies are selected to receive monies raised by Carnival and the Grand Krewes at various fundraisers throughout the year. Since the inception of the CCI over $2,000,000 has been donated to local children’s charities.
To learn more about the Children’s Charities Initiative or to donate, click this link: Children’s Charities Initiative