Mead Road, Decatur GA
Mead Road, Decatur GA
Are all y’all ready for Mead Road Mardi Gras tomorrow? Here’s a quick recap of the essentials:
Save the Date: Saturday (Samdi Gras) February 6, 2016!
The fun begins at Fifth Avenue Elementary on Oakview Road @ at 12:00 pm. There will be face painting and float decorating and general merrymaking. Beads will be provided and costuming is encouraged!
The parade steps off at 2pm and we’ll march up Oakview to Mead Road then on to The Imperial, at the corner of Mead and West College.
The Imperial will feature a special menu of red beans and rice, chicken and sausage gumbo and jambalaya. There will also be student musicians rocking the house. Proceeds from food and beer sales will support Decatur Education Foundation music grants for the Decatur City Schools.
And here’s an update on the festivities from organizer Emily Berg…
We have 20+ Krewes marching with us.
Dr. David Dude is our Big Chief (Grand Marshall) and Deb Baumgarten is our Queen.
Mayor Patti Garrett, Chantelle Rytter (Beltline parade founder) and Vincent Lewis (Mayor of Mead Rd.) are our parade judges and we’ll have prizes for the Best School Krewe, Best Krewe, Best Float Design, Best Decorate Bike or Scooter and Best Costumes.
There will be face-painting and games for the kids at The Imperial, live music by The Aerials, Rock by Bock student musicians, Scofflaw and The Black Sheep Ensemble.
USA Today’s 10 Best site is currently asking visitors to vote for the best beer festival in the country and Decatur’s long-stranding Craft Beer Festival is in the running!
According to 10 Best, the initial list was created by their “panel of beer experts”, so this wasn’t just a random inclusion.
The Decatur Beer Fest is currently ranked 12th on the list, so we got a bit of work to do. We need to get it up into the top 10 at least!
Voting is scheduled to end at noon on Feb, 29th.
Photo courtesy of Be Active Decatur
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David sends along this great video montage of the flooding of Shoal Creek that occurred in Dearborn Park after the heavy rains yesterday.
UPDATE from Decatur Police:
The gas leak scene in the 300 block of Lamont Drive has been cleared. The roadway is open and surrounding residents have been allowed to return to their homes.
From Decatur Police…
Decatur Police are currently on scene of a gas leak in the 300 block of Lamont Drive. The roadway has been blocked at Lamont Drive and Vidal Boulevard near Scott Boulevard for vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Emergency personnel are evacuating residents around the affected area as a precaution.