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The Krewe de Riviere rolls through the Twin Cities on February 12

The second annual Krewe de Riviere parade will roll down the streets of West Monroe and Monroe on February 12 at 5 p.m. This year’s theme is The Greatest Sheaux. Floats will feature a circus theme and they will have a float that will pay tribute to Shirley the elephant.

The parade will start its route from N. 7th Street and Travis Street to Mill Street and it will follow on Bridge Street to Louisville Avenue and end at the Monroe River Market. This year’s parade will include 18 floats and 40 other units including a fire-breather.

The Grand Marshal for the Krewe de Riviere is Lt. Governor of Louisiana, Billy Nungesser. The King is Jeremy Lucky and the Queen is Zee-Zee Wilson.

T-shirts are currently available for sale on the website for $28. The shirts are available in multiple colors and long and short sleeves. The shirts also come in adult and youth sizes.

The Krewe de Riviere will be starting The Greatest Sheaux by kicking off the events with a Children’s and Pet Parade. It will begin at 10 a.m. on the morning of February 12. The Krewe will be handing out trophies to the best pet costume and the best children’s float. The Children’s and Pet Parade will begin on South Grand Street.

Sydney Russo is originally from West Monroe, Louisiana. She is currently enrolled in The University of Louisiana at Monroe and is studying Communications. Her concentration is in Digital Media.