Krewe de Riviere is hosting their first annual Mardi Gras Parade this Saturday, February 8, at 5:00 p.m. The parade starts at West Monroe High School and ends at the Ouachita Parish Courthouse. The theme will be the Roaring 20's.
On parade day, there will be a total of 35 entries that includes 14 floats, highschool bands, and local dance teams. After all the beads and candy have been thrown, guests are invited to the Krewe de Riviere Mardi Gras Ball at the Monroe Civic Center. The event starts at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $75 per person.
President Judy Babb is excited to start a whole new Mardi Gras tradition in the twin cities. She says the Krewe is focused on economically growing the community while also having a foundation of service. "We hope people come out to support the pararde and have fun. We'd like to thank all our sponsors and are fortunate to live in a creative and extremely generous community. We look forward to growing every year."
KEDM Public Radio will celebrate the Mardi Gras madness by playing special Mardi Gras music from 12 noon until 10 p.m. on parade day. KEDM will also be at Now Save 21 on 21 Louisville Avenue in Monroe playing music and handing out Mardi Gras goodies to parade-goers.
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