Nereids, Kids kick off Carnival season
By Cassandra Favre
Feb 18, 2014, 18:19
The 43rd annual Krewe of Kids parade will roll through Bay St. Louis this Saturday.
"It's such a privilege continue on this tradition," Hancock County Supervisor and coordinator Lisa Cowand said. "It's lots of fun and puts everyone in a good holiday spirit.
"Everyone come out and have a good time."
The king this year is five-year-old Jack Timberlake,the son of Harvey Timberlake and Julie Scianna Timberlake.
Jack attends Holy Trinity Catholic School and, in his spare time, enjoys visiting the aquarium and speaking about his favorite types of sharks and fish.
"We are very excited and honored that he was chosen," Julie said. "It's an honor."
"Jack melts for king cake," Harvey said. "He is also ready for this parade and said that the ride in the convertible will keep him going."
Jack wants to be a scientist when he grows up.
The queen is five-year-old Presley Green, the daughter of Billy Green and Cristen Ladner.
Presley attends Bay-Waveland HeadStart and in her spare time, plays basketball for South Hancock.
"She is so excited," Ladner said. "She is always playing dress-up and being frou frou.
"It's a great feeling for her to picked as queen. We've gone to the parades since the children were babies and they've always loved it. I know she will have fun."
The grand marshal for the Krewe of Kids will be WLOX's correspondent, hometown girl Michelle Lady.
The children will line up at the former North Bay Elementary location on Dunbar Avenue and proceed to Dunbar Village. The parade will continue down Dunbar Avenue to Boardman Ave., take a left on Leonhard Ave. and make its way back down Dunbar Ave. to the meeting site.
It is a family-friendly parade with bikes, wagons, shopping carts and anything non-motorized.
The parade begins at 11 a.m.
For more information contact Hancock County Supervisor Lisa Cowand (228) 216-0506.
Krewe of Nereids
The 47th Annual Krewe of Nereids Mardi Gras Parade will roll on Sunday, Feb. 23, 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.
The theme for this year’s parade is “La Femme.”