Good times roll: Knights reign; Diamondhead, Mardi Pardi and Diamonds ahead
By Jennifer Lenain
Feb 8, 2013, 18:28
Mayor Les Fillingame and an adoring crowd toast the Krewe of Knights royalty.
Carnival season is in full swing on the Coast and festivities continued in Hancock County on Friday with Holy Trinity Catholic School's Krewe of Knights parade which rolled through downtown Bay Saint Louis.
The Royal Court was presented at the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce to toast with Mayor Les Fillingame. Queen Lucy Ellis Seal, daughter of Leo and Farrah Seal, and King Sawyer Kenneth Hurt, son of Josh Hill and Georgia Hurt Hill, watched the parade with the court from the Chamber steps. Also making an appearance was the Nereids Royal Court, in full regalia to pass the Carnival "baton" to the younger krewe.
Mardi Pardi, Krewe of Diamondhead parade today; Krewe of Diamonds to roll Fat Tuesday
The 3rd Annual Mardi Pardi Race is set for today, 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.
The Krewe of Diamondhead Mardi Gras Parade will roll today at noon, weather permitting. Approximately 30 units are expected to roll, including the Batmobile with Batman and Batgirl on board. 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 today, doors open at 7 p.m. at the West Harrison Civic Center, 4670 West Espy Avenue. To purchase tickets for the ball, contact St. Vincent De Paul School at 228-222-6000.
The 83rd Annual St. Paul Carnival Assoc. Parade in Pass Christian is set to roll on Sunday 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).
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.