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.