Geographically, between Dauphin Island and downtown Mobile, there's a lot of territory.
Within that area is the Order of the Rolling River, a smallish band of folks established in 1999 and proudly committed to putting on a Mardi Gras parade and ball for their part of the world: south Dauphin Island Parkway.
The Order will roll this year on January 31 at 2 p.m. The theme will be Let's Pretend. Grand Marshal Bill Bayley, owner of Bayley's Seafood Restaurant, will join King Junior and Queen Phyllis in the parade. Expect six to eight floats, built by the group.