Two Carnival krewes have informed Jefferson Parish they will not parade during the upcoming 2014 Carnival season according to a parish spokeswoman.
Kris Fortunato says "Krewe of Thor leaders explain the group will take a year sabbatical to reorganize and hope to return for the 2015 Carnival Season. The Krewe of Thor has been a fixture in Jefferson Parish Carnival for 40 years, first parading in 1974.
"The newly formed Guardians of Atlantis has notified the Parish it cannot meet the minimum membership requirements and therefore will not parade during the 2014 Carnival season.
"Guardians of Atlantis was formed in 2012 and plans to reapply for the 2015 parade season."