Trinity reigns; Diamondhead, Seahorse and Diamonds ahead
By Geoff Belcher
Feb 28, 2014, 18:44
Nereids royals meet with visitors at the Hancock County I-10 Welcome Center.
The Carnival season has kicked into high gear in Hancock County as the clock winds down to Fat Tuesday, March 4. On Friday, Holy Trinity Catholic School’s Krewe of Knights conducted its Mardi Gras parade in Old Town Bay St. Louis. The krewe’s royal court stopped at the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce on Court Street, where the royals exchanged a toast with the royal court of the Krewe of Nereids.
Tish Williams, the Chamber’s executive director, was the emcee for the event, introducing the Knights’ court. Mayor Les Fillingame read a resolution making Friday “Krewe of Knights Day” in Bay St. Louis.
The Mardi Gras madness continues on the Coast today-through Tuesday, with parades scheduled for the Krewe of Diamondhead; the St. Paul Carnival Assoc. in Pass Christian; and the brand-new Mystic Krewe of Seahorse and the Krewe of Diamonds in Bay St. Louis.
• The Krewe of Diamondhead Mardi Gras Parade will roll today at noon with approximately 30 units. Elaborately decorated golf carts will unload beads, stuffed animals, candy and other Carnival treats to scores of outstretched hands.
• The 84th Annual St. Paul Carnival Assoc. Pass Christian Mardi Gras Parade is set to roll on Sunday, March 2 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 for the, 2014 Pass Christian Parade, "100 Years of Parading in the Pass,” Michael Grimm, singer and songwriter and the winner of the America's Got Talent!
King Christian is Michael O'Dwyer; Queen Christiana: Charlotte Christman; Parade Marshal: Chris Schmidt.
• The first annual Lundi Gras Parade of the Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse will be on Monday, March 3 from 6-8 in Bay Saint Louis. King and Queen arrive at the Harbor at 3:30 p.m. Parade begins at 6 p.m. The night parade winds through old town Bay St. Louis and ends at the Bay St. Louis Community Center for the King’s Toast and Awards
Bands, antique cars, decorated golf carts and walking krewes are welcome, $30 per entry. Period costumes are highly recommended for the event. For more information on the Krewe, the parade and how to become a member or have an entry in the parade please call 228-220-3351; fax 228-868-5422; or visit the website at www.mystickreweoftheseahorse.com.
• The 7th Annual Krewe of Diamonds Mardi Gras Parade will roll on Fat Tuesday, March 4, 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 Tequila Hall at 228-342-0883.