The Krewe of Argus rolls in Metairie on Mardi Gras (March 5), and here are some of the throws you can catch. Gus the Peacock is the krewe’s signature throw.
New this year is a Big Gus, which is a foot tall. "We have little Gus, too,'' a krewe spokesman said. "Also new this year are the Argus sunglasses."
“In doubloons, we have a special black captain’s doubloon, purple king doubloon, gold queen and eight different turquoise doubloons, each one having the individual name of a royal maid throwing them. This year’s theme doubloon is lime green.”
Also look for Argus kite balls.
Here is the Argus parade map: