Emily sends along info for this Saturday’s Mead Road Mardi Gras. She notes, “Oakhurst has quietly established its own Mardi Gras tradition for the past 10 years.”
Folks who’d like to participate should “grab your beads, decorate your bike, scooter or soap box derby car and come second line as we bring a little bit of Carnival to Decatur.” Proceeds from food and beer sales at The Imperial after the parade will be donated to support the Decatur Education Foundation music grants.
Here are a few more pertinent details.
Saturday February 7th is the date! The fun begins at Fifth Avenue 4/5 Elementary on Oakview Road @ at 1pm. 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. Proceeds from food and beer sales will be donated to support Decatur Education Foundation music grants for the Decatur City Schools.
More photos from previous year’s parades courtesy of Emily after the jump!