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Area Mardi Gras Events

Vernon Parish:

Leesville Mardi Gras Parade to roll March 1, rain or shine
LEESVILLE -- The Leesville Mardi Gras Parade is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1 in downtown Leesville. The parade will roll, rain or shine, according to officials. For a parade entry form, call the Greater Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce at 337-238-0349.

Annual gumbo cookoff slated March 1 in downtown Leesville
LEESVILLE -- The annual "Dickey" Berry Main Street Gumbo Cookoff will be held Saturday, March 1 in downtown Leesville.
The Leesville Main Street has announced rules for competitors. Rules, along with the entry application, can be found HERE.
The entry fee is $30. The deadline to enter is Feb. 26.
Individuals, teams, organizations and businesses can compete. There will be three categories: Chicken and pork; seafood and wild game.
Cooking will start around 6:30 a.m. on March 1, and judging will take place at around 11:30 a.m. After judging, tickets will be sold to the public for tasting. The cost will be $7.


Mumbo Gumbo 5K set March 1
The Mumbo Gumbo 5K will be held Saturday, March 1 in Leesville and will support Team RWB, a veterans' organization. The run is in conjunction with the Leesville Mardi Gras events. Participants can register at www.active.com. Students in grades 1-12 can use the discount code, MGMG5K14, and get $5 off with registration. Packet pickup for the race is from 2 p.m.-7 p.m., through Friday, Feb. 28 at Oak Pointe Wellness Center.

Join the Krewe de Barkus!
Today's Country 105.7 will once again sponsor the "Krewe De Barkus" in the annual Vernon Parish Mardi Gras parade.
We'll be announcing line up details closer to the parade, which is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in downtown Leesville. The parade will roll through Third Street.
Station listeners and their pets are invited to participate. All pets are welcome as long as they are friendly with all other animals -- big and small!
Dress up, but dress comfortably. A trailer will be available, but seating on it will be limited. Come early!
Cost is free. Come join in the Mardi Gras revelry!
Call Rick for further details at 337-537-5887.





Alexandria:

Find out more about Alexandria Mardi Gras events HERE.


Lake Charles:

SWLA Mardi Gras events can be found HERE.



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