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Posted on January 6, 2011 at 4:50 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 22 at 5:11 AM

For more than 75 years, Alla has brought family fun to Carnival on the west bank, but this year the krewe makes news by moving its parade to the Uptown route.  It’s a new twist for Alla, which takes its name from the abbreviation for the neighborhood in which it was founded (Algiers, Louisiana).  Declining membership and crowds prompted the move Uptown, which the krewe hopes will boost its parade.  Founded in 1932, the all-male krewe of Alla boasts more than 20 floats, including several familiar favorites: the Coon-Ass, Alla Gator, and the Elk Gator. A special pink float will raise awareness of breast cancer.  A bit of trivia: the Golden Gryphon Society is the formal name of the group behind Alla.  Councilman Chris Roberts will reign as king this year.

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