In The Beginning
We are the French Caribbean women of the West Indies, Island of St. Fleur de Lis. Our members are lovingly referred to as “Annies”.
Legends tells of Blackbeard sailing in the Caribbean waters on his flagship “Queen Anne’s Revenge”.
He spent many days and nights enjoying the cool breezes and intoxicating libations of the island hosted by Annies. Blackbeard left us to fight his final battle off the coast of South Carolina when leaving, he gave us his pirate’s code that he would navigate his way back to us soon. While most say he is dead, the Annies say his spirit lives on through their libations, lavish lifestyles, and legacies.
After being involved in “Krewe Life” for many years, collectively, we had the knowledge and the foresight of what type of organization we all would want to be a part of. We all wanted something that we could share and eventually pass on to our legacies.
KQAR was established in January of 2010 when seven south Tampa women decided it was time to break away from the pack and start their own krewe dedicated to Libations, Lustiness and Legacy.
We currently participate in the Gasparilla Children’s Parade, Gasparilla Day Parade, Saint Yago Knight Parade and the Rough Riders St. Patrick’s Parade.