Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Riders toss beads from the John Rolfe and Pocahontas float as Sparta rolls uptown with 16 floats in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 to the theme of "Isn't It Romantic." The King was D. Michael Vincent and the Queen Keri Lynn Mercer. Throws included LED medallion beads, lighted rose wands and throwing discs. A special feature of this year's parade was a riderless mini float featuring the photo of George Frosch as a memorial to the long time krewe officer who passed away last year.