Join Mead Road Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 6th and Support Music Programs in Decatur Schools!

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Are you ready for the Mead Road Mardi Gras???  More info forthwith…as long as you keep reading…

“Throw me something, Mister!”

If you think that is something you’ll only hear in New Orleans, think again!!

Decatur has its own rockin’ Mardi Gras tradition

So 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.

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.

In 2015, we raised $4,000 and that money bought “gathering drums” for Westchester Elementary, Orff instruments for Glennwood Elementary and two pianos for Decatur High School’s Performing Arts Center.   Let’s raise the roof at The Imperial and make sure ALL of Decatur’s schools can continue to grow their excellent music programs.

For more information or if you would like to make a donation, please contact:

Emily Kean Berg

Mead Rd. Mardi Gras Co-Founder & Media Coordinator

[email protected]

404 309 1133

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!!

Mead Road Mardi Gras Makes Its Way Through Oakhurst This Saturday

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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!

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