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Carnival parades set to roll
By Jennifer Lenain
Feb 1, 2013, 17:37

Laissez les bons temps rouler, y'all. It's Mardi Gras time on the Coast. There are lots of events happening from now until Fat Tuesday on Feb. 12.
• The 41st Annual Krewe of Kids will roll this Saturday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. Krewe founder Lisa Cowand said this year's royalty includes King Braden Necaise, son of Bridgette and Ted Necaise; and Queen Karisa Schneider, daughter of Merissa Schneider.The kids will line up at the former North Bay Elementary site on Dunbar Avenue and proceed to Dunbar Village. The parade will continue down Dunbar Ave. to Boardman Ave., taking a left on Leonhard Ave., and making its way back down Dunbar Ave. to disband at the meeting site. The Krewe of Kids grand marshal is Waveland Mayor David Garcia. It is a family-friendly parade with bikes, wagons, shopping carts and anything non-motorized. For more details please call Hancock County Supervisor Lisa Cowand at (228) 216-0506.
• The 18th Annual Timber Ridge Women's Mardi Gras Parade will roll on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Timber Ridge Subdivision, 515 Henderson Avenue, Pass Christian. 
• The 5th Annual Krewe of Legacy Mardi Gras Parade will roll on Feb. 2 at noon.  Floats, horses and buggies, golf carts, antique cars and more parade throughout a five-mile circular route north of Interstate 10. The parade starts and ends at Neco’s Market Place at the intersection of Vidalia and Cable Bridge Road (Exit 24). Exit north on Firetower Road to Vidalia Road, then east on Vidalia Road to Cable Bridge Road.
• The Krewe of Fleur de Lis will have its 5th Annual Carnival Ball on Feb. 2 at the VFW post in Bay Saint Louis. Tickets are available at Shieldsboro Bazaar.
• The 46th Annual Krewe of Nereids Mardi Gras Parade will roll on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. beginning at the intersection of Drinkwater and Highway 90 in Bay Saint Louis, rolling west, ending at Auderer Street and Highway 90 in Waveland, disbanding in front of the West End Restaurant. Nereids' grand Marshal is Carrie Duncan of WLOX News.
• Holy Trinity Catholic School, Bay St. Louis, will hold its Krewe of Knights Mardi Gras Parade on Friday, Feb. 8 at 9:30 a.m. The parade will begin on S. Second Street in front of the school. It will then travel to Union St., down to Beach Boulevard and back up Court St. to S. Second St. The Court will be presented at the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce on Court Street, where they will then watch the rest of the parade. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
• The 3rd Annual Mardi Pardi Race is set for Feb. 9 at 9 a.m. at the Mockingbird Cafe. Fundraising 5K/10K run through downtown Bay St. Louis and along the beach road. For more information and to register online, visit www.MardiPartiAdventure.org.
• Krewe of Diamondhead Mardi Gras Parade will roll on Feb. 9 at noon. Approximately 30 units. Elaborately decorated golf carts will unload beads, stuffed animals, candy and other Carnival treats to scores of outstretched hands. Parade begins at the Community Center and winds its way towards the Country Club.
• The St. Paul Carnival Association Mardi Gras Ball is Feb. 9, doors open at 7 p.m. at the West Harrison Civic Center, 4670 West Espy Avenue.  Join in the fun with presentation of the 2013 royal court and beautiful tableau, and then afterwards, dance the night away. To purchase tickets for the ball, contact St. Vincent De Paul School at 228-222-6000. 
• The 83rd Annual Pass Christian Mardi Gras Parade is set to roll on Feb. 10 at noon.
The parade starts at the corner of Davis Ave. and Second Street, proceeds to Scenic Drive, turns west to Henderson Avenue, north to St. Louis, east to Church Street, south to Second Street, and east on Second to Davis Avenue. Grand marshal is Deuce McAllister. 2013 Royalty: King Christian LXXXIII is Chipper McDermott (mayor of Pass Christian) and Queen Christiana is Jane Dennis (wife of Dave Dennis). Hosted by the St. Paul Carnival Association.
• The 6th Annual Krewe of Diamonds Mardi Gras Parade will roll on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 1 p.m. in downtown Bay Saint Louis. The parade will line up at Commagere Park on Bookter Street and will continue south to Necaise Avenue. From Necaise Ave., the route will continue to Main Street on to Beach Blvd.
The route will then proceed to Union Street and continue to Blaize Ave. (Third Street). From Blaize Ave., the parade will turn right on Sycamore Street and roll to Old Spanish Trail. The parade will end on Bookter Street. Those interested in participating in the parade should call Corinn Burton at 228-671-1471 or Sharon Alexander at 228-493-2092.


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