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Order of Hebe

The Order of Hebe (pronounced Hee-Bee) is Mobile's only group specifically for teenagers and young adults. Think of it as a Mardi Gras Explorers post, where young folks learn all about being part of a mystic society.

Founded in 2010, the Order of Hebe is open to young people 13 to 20 years of age. After a member turns 20, he or she is "released" from OOH and "given opportunities" to join one of the adult organizations, according to Hebe's web site.

The Order of Hebe parades each year and has a ball, with a king and queen. The members are expected to attend meetings and other functions, as well as serve on committees, just like the adult organizations.

The organization's board is made up of adults over 25.

To see the Mask's photos and video of previous Order of Hebe parades, click here.

This year, Hebe rolled on February 11 at the end of the Pharaohs' parade, which started at 6:30 p.m. The theme was We're All Mad Here. King Brandon Smith was dressed as The Mad Hatter, and Queen Emily Tillery was The Queen of Hearts. The group rode two floats rented from the Pharaohs.

To see Mobile Mask's HD video of the 2017 parade, click here.

Unfortunately, the Mask suffered an epic malfunction of our still camera during this parade. We tried shooting it with a cell phone, but as you can see, the results were not up to our usual standards. Here is a short slideshow that will at least give you an idea: